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Certificate of Qualification 427A

Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer

A Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer is a skilled tradesperson who installs, inspects, and maintains fire suppression systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They work with a variety of fire suppression systems, such as sprinklers, foam, and dry chemical systems, and ensure that they are functioning properly and meet local and national safety codes. Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installers must have a strong knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems and be able to read blueprints and schematics. They work in a variety of settings, including construction sites, manufacturing facilities, and HVAC companies, and must follow strict safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries on the job.

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong communication, reading, numeracy & Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to read and understand complex instructions

  • Manual dexterity & mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to do careful & exacting work

Minimum Standards

  • High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)

  • Minimum Grade 12 numeracy/literacy (or post-secondary equivalent)


7200 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyze and interpret prints and specifications to ascertain the location, size, and material needed.

  • Inspect, examine, and test sprinkler systems.

  • Utilize tools and special equipment effectively.

  • Apply codes to the installation, inspection, and maintenance of equipment.

  • Set up and utilize steel and power-operated scaffolding and swing stages.

  • Install and maintain appliances, controls, equipment, piping, and hangers.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $52/hr 


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