Regulatory changes threaten public and worker safety
Electricians belong to a skilled trade that’s highly respected, and for good reason. As part of a demanding five-year program, apprentices must complete three terms of in-school training and 9,000 hours of work under the watchful eye of supervising journeypersons.
That’s all before they can even challenge the Red Seal exam, a recognized standard in Canada that indicates the skill and competency level of tradespersons.
“It’s important to make sure an electrical system is installed, maintained and/or repaired professionally so no one gets hurt and no one is at risk on a go-forward basis,” says James Barry, Executive Chairman of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO).
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