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  • Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency A-1: Control Workplace Hazards

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Description: Safety is a part of the job. When you take a job, you have a safety obligation to your employer, co-workers, family, and yourself. By recognizing and understanding the hazards in your work area, you can prevent the occurrence of many accidents. Most accidents are preventable. Both employees and employers must take responsibility for making the workplace safe. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while stil...[more]

  • Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency A-5: Describe Fire Safety

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Description: As a trades worker you have a responsibility to work safely, and fire prevention is a primary concern. Many of the work tasks you carry out include the application of heat and flame. You should be able to apply fire prevention practices, identify fire causes, and identify and apply fire extinguishing agents to control or extinguish a fire. You are not expected to be an expert firefighter, but you may have to deal with a fire to protect your safety and the safety of others. The following list o...[more]

  • Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency: A-4 Describe Personal Safety Practices

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Description: These Learning Tasks describe the clothing and protective equipment workers must wear on the job site and the safety precautions they must take to protect themselves and others from injury. Special personal protective equipment (PPE) is required on the job site. The equipment used will depend on the hazards anticipated. When working at elevations, significant hazards are present and fall protection is normally required. Knowing the hazards allows workers to select methods to reduce the hazard a...[more]

  • Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency A-3: Handle Hazardous Materials Safely

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Description: Workers exposed to hazardous materials may be at risk for many serious health problems, such as kidney or lung damage, sterility, cancer, allergic reactions, or burns. Some hazardous materials can also cause fires or explosions. Legislation and regulations are in place to reduce injuries or diseases caused by exposure to hazardous materials used in the workplace. Every person working with or near controlled products has the right to know the hazards and how to safely use the products. The foll...[more]

  • Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency: A-2 Describe WorkSafeBC Regulations

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Description: In most provinces, one or more agencies are responsible for safe, healthful working environments at job sites. These organizations normally have names such as the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) or the Occupational Health and Safety Department. WorkSafeBC is the provincial organization that promotes workplace health and safety for workers and employers in BC. When a work-related injury, disease, or death occurs, WorkSafeBC collaborates with those involved to provide return-to-work rehabilitat...[more]

  • Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency C-4: Describe Ladders and Work Platforms

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Oct 24, 2016

    Description: In this Competency you will learn about some of the common equipment used for performing work at elevated locations. The safe use of ladders and scaffolds is required in all types of jobs. A safely built scaffold provides a stable platform for workers to complete their work. The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation has set minimum standards for erecting and using ladders and work platforms.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-l...[more]

  • Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-1: Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Aug 23, 2016

    Description: You will use electricity daily. Vehicles and machinery are started and often operated by electricity. Electric tools make the performance of your job easier and more efficient. However, to use electricity safely and effectively, it is important to understand electricity’s terminology and principles.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone ...[more]

  • Line D: Organizational Skills Competency D-1: Solve Trades Mathematical Problems

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Aug 3, 2016

    Description: Essential skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve in their jobs and adapt to changes in the workplace. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathemat...[more]

  • Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-4: Use Multimeters

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Aug 3, 2016

    Description: Whether you choose to work in an electrical trade, a mechanical trade, or one of the construction trades, you will probably be faced with using and/or maintaining a variety of electrical measuring instruments. This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the...[more]

  • Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-3: Explain Wiring Connections

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Aug 3, 2016

    Description: It is important for you to be familiar with techniques for soldering electrical connections and how to use wireless connectors. For example, the ends of the finely stranded wires used for power supply cords on most portable power tools are soldered to permit a long-lasting, troublefree connection. Solder also produces secure, durable electrical connections for switches, plugs, and tools. Wireless connectors are commonly used in many electrical applications because they are quick and easy to use...[more]