Apprentice Phased Supervision

Phased Supervision is the ability of your apprentice to be able to work without direct supervision on job sites.  It is NOT required that apprentices be granted phased supervision.  Here are some important rules to remember:

 

  1. An apprentice is only “phased” as long as they are the only apprentice present at the job-site.  If another apprentice (phasedor unphased) enters onto the job-site, the ratio of journeymen to apprentices applies.  ( 1 to 1 for the first two, then 3 to 1 for each apprentice thereafter:  see http://area2app.com/journeymen-to-apprentice-ratio/ )

 

  1. A journeyman employed by the Training Agent must be immediately available to the apprentice by voice communication within a 15-minute period.

 

  1. The journeyman must meet with the phasedapprentice at least once each day.

 

  1. All un-phasedapprentices must work with direct supervision at ALL TIMES and the per-job-site ratio of journey workers to apprentices applies.

 

REMEMBER:  Any time two or more apprentices are on the same jobsite  (including the shop), regardless of phased supervision status, the proper number of Journeymen Plumbers must be present.  Any time two or more apprentices are together on a jobsite or at the shop, the following ratio requirements apply:  Ratios apply on a per-job-site basis and the shop is considered a job-site.

 

  • 1 Journey Level Plumber to 1 Apprentice

 

  • 2 Journey Level Plumbers to 2 Apprentices

 

  • 5 Journey Level Plumbers to 3 Apprentices

 

  • 8 Journey Level Plumbers to 4 Apprentices

 

An Apprentice Phased at Level I:  (i)

 

“Only engages in: Water heater replacement or conversion after completing at least six months of apprentice training; eight hours of related training in the type of work, documentation of training and successful evaluation from the JATC in the type of work.”

 

An Apprentice Phased at Level II:  (ii)

 

“Engages in work covered in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph and water heater replacement or conversion, Ordinary minor repairs as defined in OAR 918-780-0120 in a one- or two-family dwelling, completing at least three periods of apprentice training; receiving related training, and successful evaluation from the JATC in the type of work.”

 

An Apprentice Phased at Level III:  (iii)

 

“Engages in work covered by subparagraphs (i) to (ii) of this paragraph and: water heater replacement or conversion, ordinary minor repairs as defined in OAR 918-780-0120 in a one- or two-family dwelling, general repairs maintenance and replacement of existing plumbing, completing at least four periods of apprentice training; appropriate training, and successful evaluation from the JATC in the type of work.”

 

An Apprentice Phased at Level IV:

 

“Engages in work covered by subparagraphs (i) to (iii) of this paragraph and water heater replacement or conversion, ordinary minor repairs as defined in OAR 918-780-0120 in a one- or two-family dwelling, general repairs maintenance and replacement of existing plumbing, new or remodel installations, completing at least five periods of apprentice training; receiving appropriate training, and successful evaluation from the JATC in the type of work.”