Clarification regarding the Apprentice Supervision Guidelines

Following some confusion regarding the Apprentice Supervision Guidelines, NECA met with Building and Energy and can now confirm that:

  • It is not mandatory for electrical workers or electrical apprentices to undertake annual rescue and resuscitation training.
  • Instead, Building and Energy says that all electrical workers should have current rescue and resuscitation skills.  The updated guidelines also recommend, but do not mandate, that rescue and resuscitation training should be undertaken annually. 
  • Building and Energy also agreed to change the wording in regard to the use of protective clothing from “Protective clothing for electrical work must cover the body completely” to “…should cover the body completely.”
  • It also changed the guidelines to read “additional care should be taken to ensure clothing is reasonably close fitting and remains fastened to avoid catching or entanglement.”