Heavy Formwork

Registration for this program is restricted to Carpenters who are registered with the Division of Apprenticeship and Trades Certification of the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.

The Carpenter must be a registered apprentice and have completed the Entry Level Carpenter Program; or a registered apprentice with a minimum of 1,500 hours verified in their logbook by the Employer and the Industrial Training Division; or be a registered Trade Qualifier; or be a Certified Provincial (NL) or Interprovincial Carpenter.

Program Outline

FH – HF Form Hardware

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills necessary to recognize, select and install form hardware.

SD – HF Suspended Concrete Slabs

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills necessary to construct forms for suspended concrete slabs. Detailed descriptions of the most common methods for constructing deck forms are provided along with opportunities for practicing several form building task. All forms will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, National Building Code of Canada, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

GSF – HF Gang Forms and Slip Forms

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills necessary to safely and accurately construct and install gang forms, including bulkheads, keyways, water stops and other embedded hardware, and provide for non-destructive stripping. Also included is a theoretical component which focuses on the slip forming process. All forms will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, National Building Code of Canada, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

AJ1121 Rigging

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely visually inspect, install, and use rigging equipment in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

LA1100 Confined Space Awareness

This course is designed to give participants the knowledge to properly prepare themselves to work in confined spaces.

LA1110 Fall Protection Awareness

This course is designed to give participants the required knowledge for the safe and efficient use and care of fall protection equipment so that they may work safely when off the ground or in areas where fall hazards exist.

Power Line Hazard

The course content and materials are provided and administered by the Workplace Health and Safety Compensation Commission (WHSCC).

The purpose of this training is to increase a participant’s awareness of the dangers of working near power lines and how to prevent injuries and death due to this work.

Back Injury Prevention

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the ergonomics of safe lifting, safety tips, hazard assessment and controls to prevent back injuries.

TS1530 Standard First Aid

This course is designed to give the apprentice the ability to recognize situations requiring emergency action and to make appropriate decisions concerning first aid. Students will complete a St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate course.

TS1520 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

This course focuses on Interpreting and applying Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

SP1100 Tool Fundamentals

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely use various types of hand and portable power tools.

SP1000 Introduction to Construction Industry

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (worker’s three fundamental rights, and the worker’s, Supervisor’s, and Employer’s responsibilities).

Length of Program

Six Weeks

Funding

There is approved funding for apprentices who have completed their first year program and have accumulated hours in the industry. To receive funding you must be registered with Industrial Training and be eligible for employment insurance.

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