Enacted January 30, 2008

 

  • Whereas, the Board seeks to provide excellent educational opportunities to vocational school students;
  • Whereas, the Board seeks to ensure that these educational opportunities are provided under safe working conditions including adequate supervision;
  • Whereas, the Board seeks to ensure that all plumbing and gas fitting projects completed by students provide safe facilities for the members of the public who ultimately become the users of such facilities;
  • Now, therefore, the Board, after due consideration, adopts the following policy in regard to on-the-job training programs for vocational school students:
  1. All projects will be considered, on a case-by-case basis, upon receipt of a completed Vocational School Project Approval Application Form (available online).
  2. No project will be approved if the student-to-licensed plumber/gas fitter ratio is greater than eight to one.
  3. In determining whether to approve a project, among the factors that the Board will consider are:
    1. The quality of the educational experience the project will provide for the students;
    2. The safety of the participating students;
    3. The safety of the users of the gas and plumbing facilities that are to be installed by the students;
  4. The following types of projects generally will be approved:
    1. Work in one family residences or duplexes.
  1. The following types of projects generally will not be approved:
  1. Work in condominiums or multistory apartment buildings or residences.
  2. Work in commercial buildings.
  3. Work in industrial buildings.
  4. Work in institutional buildings or public facilities.