ERIC Number: ED478604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Sprinkler System Installer. Occupational Analyses Series.
Chinien, Chris; Boutin, France
This analysis covers tasks performed by a sprinkler system installer, an occupational title some provinces and territories of Canada have also identified as pipefitter--fire protection mechanic specialty; sprinkler and fire protection installer; sprinkler and fire protection systems installer; and sprinkler fitter. A guide to analysis discusses development, structure, and validation method; scope of the occupation; trends; and safety. To facilitate understanding the nature of the occupation, work performed is divided into the following categories: (1) blocks, the largest divisions in the analysis that reflect a distinct operation relevant to the occupation; (2) tasks, the distinct activities, that in combination make up the logical and necessary steps the worker is required to perform to complete a specific assignment in a block; and (3) sub-tasks, the smallest divisions into which it is practical to subdivide any work activity and that in combination fully describe all duties constituting a task. Other components of a task are trends, related components, tools and equipment, and supporting knowledge and abilities. Each sub-task is accompanied by results of a validation by all provinces/territories. The 5 blocks, which include 17 tasks, are common occupational skills; water supply installation; piping installation; installation of detection, protection, and control systems; and inspection, maintenance, and repairs. Appendixes include a list of tools and equipment; glossary; blocks and tasks weighting; and task profile chart. (YLB)
Descriptors: Alarm Systems, Apprenticeships, Competency Based Education, Developed Nations, Fire Protection, Foreign Countries, Job Analysis, Job Skills, National Standards, Objectives, Occupational Information, Plumbing, Postsecondary Education, Prevention, Secondary Education, Skilled Occupations, Task Analysis, Technological Advancement, Trade and Industrial Education
For full text (English): http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/hrp-prh/redseal/english/pdf/Sprin kler_2003.pdf. For full text (French): http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/hrp-prh/redseal/francais/pdf/MEC_ protection_incendie_2003.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada