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Certificate of Qualification 424A

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

  • Knowledge of building & construction

  • Strong Attention to detail

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

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self-employment

  • Fabrication

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals

  • Read and interpret drawings & specifications

  • Work with and install plastic, granite, aluminum panels and other similar materials used as glass substitutes

  • Work from mobile equipment, scaffolds and swing stages, sometimes at great heights, to manoeuvre glass panels that are lifted by cranes and other lifting equipment


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $36/hr 


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