Appliance Service Technician Trade Regulation

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Published: 2011

AR 36/2007 APPLIANCE SERVICE TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION (Consolidated up to 1/2011)
ALBERTA REGULATION 36/2007
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
APPLIANCE SERVICE TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION
Table of Contents
                1       Definitions
Part 1 General Matters Respecting the Trade
                2       Constitution of the trade
                3       Tasks, activities and functions                 4       Supervision, etc. of apprentices
Part 2 Appliance Service Technician Branch of the Trade
                5       Definitions
Trade Matters Respecting the Branch
                6       Undertakings constituting the branch
                7       Tasks, activities and functions
Apprenticeship
                8       Term of the apprenticeship program
                9       Employment of apprentices
              10       Wages
Part 3 Commercial Appliance Service Technician Branch of the Trade
              11       Definitions
              12       Trade matters respecting the branch
              13       Tasks, activities and functions
Apprenticeship
              14       Term of the apprenticeship program
              15       Employment of apprentices
              16       Wages
Repeal, Expiry and Coming into Force
              17       Repeal
              18       Expiry
              19       Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
                                 (a)    “apprentice” means a person who is an apprentice in the trade;
                                 (b)    “certified journeyperson” means a certified journeyperson as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000);
                                 (c)    “technical training” means technical training as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000);
                                 (d)    “trade” means the occupation of appliance service technician that is designated as a compulsory certification trade pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.
Part 1 General Matters Respecting the Trade
Constitution of the trade
2(1)  The undertakings set out in sections 6 and 12 constitute the trade.
(2)  The trade is made up of
                                 (a)    the appliance service technician branch of the trade, and
                                 (b)    the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade.
Tasks, activities and functions
3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade, the tasks, activities and functions set out in sections 7 and 13 come within the trade.
Supervision, etc. of apprentices
4(1)  If, in respect of a branch of the trade, a person is a certified journeyperson and is to provide supervision to an apprentice, that journeyperson is eligible to supervise that apprentice only
                                 (a)    in respect of the undertakings that constitute that branch of the trade, and
                                 (b)    in respect of tasks, activities and functions that come within that branch of the trade
for which that person is a certified journeyperson.
(2)  If a person is an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in a branch of the trade and is employed in respect of another branch of the trade, that apprentice is eligible to carry out work only
                                 (a)    in respect of the undertakings that constitute that branch, and
                                 (b)    in respect of tasks, activities and functions that come within that branch,
for which that person is an apprentice.
Part 2 Appliance Service Technician Branch of the Trade
Definitions
5   In this Part, “appliance” means a device or machine operated by electricity or gas that is designed and used or intended to be used for
                                 (a)    the cooling of food or of a space,
                                 (b)    the cooking or baking of food,
                                 (c)    the washing or drying of dishes, utensils and cooking and baking equipment,
                                 (d)    the washing or drying of clothes,
                                 (e)    the disposal of garbage, or
                                  (f)    the making of ice,
and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes the following:
                                 (g)    electric and gas ranges;
                                 (h)    hood fans;
                                  (i)    microwave ovens;
                                  (j)    electric and gas refrigerators;
                                 (k)    ice makers;
                                  (l)    electric and gas freezers;
                                (m)    dishwashers;
                                 (n)    waste compactors and waste disposers;
                                 (o)    clothes washers;
                                 (p)    electric and gas clothes dryers;
                                 (q)    air conditioners;
                                  (r)    electronic air filters;
                                 (s)    electric hot water heaters;
                                  (t)    humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
Trade Matters Respecting the Branch
Undertakings constituting the branch
6(1)  The following undertakings constitute the appliance service technician branch of the trade:
                                 (a)    the installation of appliances other than the initial installation of appliances governed by electrical, gas and plumbing codes and regulations;
                                 (b)    the service, maintenance and repair of appliances;
                                 (c)    the installation, removal, repair and replacement of parts and components in appliances;
                                 (d)    the diagnosis of problems relating to appliances.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the installation, maintenance, service, alteration and repair of refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners that are manufactured for commercial use are undertakings that do not constitute the appliance service technician branch of the trade.
Tasks, activities and functions
7   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the appliance service technician branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that branch:
                                 (a)    using hand tools, power tools and refrigeration tools while working on appliances;
                                 (b)    using, in relation to appliances, electrical and other measuring and testing devices;
                                 (c)    soldering and brazing on or in relation to appliances;
                                 (d)    wiring or installing or removing wiring in appliances;
                                 (e)    installing, removing or repairing hoses and piping in  appliances;
                                  (f)    splicing similar and dissimilar metals used in or in relation to appliances;
                                 (g)    installing and removing gases and liquids used in appliances.
Apprenticeship
Term of the apprenticeship program
8(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an apprenticeship program for the appliance service technician branch of the trade is 3 periods of not less than 12 months each.
(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must acquire not less than 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.
(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must acquire not less than 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.
(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must acquire not less than 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.
Employment of apprentices
9(1)  If a person employs an apprentice, that employment must be carried out in accordance with this section.
(2)  Subject to subsection (3), a person who is a certified journeyperson in the appliance service technician branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the appliance service technician branch of the trade may employ 2 apprentices in that branch of the trade and 2 additional apprentices in that branch of the trade for each additional certified journeyperson in that branch of the trade that is employed by that person.
(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to an apprentice who is engaged in an apprenticeship program
                                 (a)    in the appliance service technician branch of the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program as described in section 8, or
                                 (b)    in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program as described in section 14.
(4)  Despite subsection (2), a person who is a certified journeyperson in the appliance service technician branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the appliance service technician branch of the trade, instead of employing an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in that branch of the trade, may employ an apprentice in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade to carry out any of the undertakings that constitute the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade.
AR 36/2007 s9;1/2011
Wages
10(1)  Subject to the Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000), a person shall not pay wages to an apprentice that are less than those provided for under subsection (2).
(2)  Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an apprentice must pay wages to the apprentice that are at least equal to the following percentages of the wages paid to employees who are certified journeypersons in the appliance service technician branch of the trade:
                                 (a)    55% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;
                                 (b)    70% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program;
                                 (c)    85% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program.
Part 3 Commercial Appliance Service Technician Branch of the Trade
Definitions
11   In this Part, “appliance” means a device or machine operated by electricity or gas that is designed and used or intended to be used for
                                 (a)    the cooking or baking of food,
                                 (b)    the washing or drying of dishes, utensils and cooking and baking equipment,
                                 (c)    the washing or drying of clothes, or
                                 (d)    the disposal of garbage,
and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes the following:
                                 (e)    electric and gas ranges;
                                  (f)    hood fans;
                                 (g)    microwave ovens;
                                 (h)    dishwashers;
                                  (i)    waste compactors and waste disposers;
                                  (j)    clothes washers;
                                 (k)    electric and gas clothes dryers;
                                  (l)    electronic air filters;
                                (m)    electric hot water heaters.
Trade matters respecting the branch
12(1)  The following undertakings constitute the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade:
                                 (a)    the installation of appliances other than the initial installation of appliances governed by electrical, gas and plumbing codes and regulations;
                                 (b)    the service, maintenance and repair of appliances;
                                 (c)    the installation, removal, repair and replacement of parts and components in appliances;
                                 (d)    the diagnosis of problems relating to appliances.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the installation, maintenance, service, alteration and repair of refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners are undertakings that do not constitute the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade.
Tasks, activities and functions
13   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that branch:
                                 (a)    using hand tools and power tools while working on appliances;
                                 (b)    using, in relation to appliances, electrical and other measuring and testing devices;
                                 (c)    wiring or installing or removing wiring in appliances;
                                 (d)    installing, removing or repairing hoses and piping in appliances;
                                 (e)    splicing similar and dissimilar metals used in or in relation to appliances.
Apprenticeship
Term of the apprenticeship program
14(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an apprenticeship program for the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade is 3 periods of not less than 12 months each.
(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must acquire not less than 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.
(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must acquire not less than 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.
(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must acquire not less than 1600 hours of on the job training.
Employment of apprentices
15(1)  If a person employs an apprentice, that employment must be carried out in accordance with this section.
(2)  Subject to subsection (3), a person who is a certified journeyperson in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade may employ 2 apprentices in that branch of the trade and 2 additional apprentices in that branch of the trade for each additional certified journeyperson in that branch of the trade that is employed by that person.
(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to an apprentice who is engaged in an apprenticeship program
                                 (a)    in the appliance service technician branch of the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program as described in section 8, or
                                 (b)    in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program as described in section 14.
(4)  Despite subsection (2), a person who is a certified journeyperson in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade, instead of employing an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in that branch of the trade, may employ an apprentice in the appliance service technician branch of the trade to carry out any of the undertakings that constitute the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade.
AR 36/2007 s15;1/2011
Wages
16(1)  Subject to the Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000), a person shall not pay wages to an apprentice in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade that are less than those provided for under subsection (2).
(2)  Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an apprentice must pay wages to the apprentice that are at least equal to the following percentages of the wages paid to employees who are certified journeypersons in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade:
                                 (a)    55% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;
                                 (b)    70% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program;
                                 (c)    85% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program.
Repeal, Expiry and Coming into Force
Repeal
17   The Appliance Service Technician Trade Regulation (AR 260/2000) is repealed.
Expiry
18   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on November 30, 2016.
Coming into force
19   This Regulation comes into force on April 1, 2007.
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