To establish a procedure for retaining recognized trades apprentices at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.
A skilled trades apprentice program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 8, develop a training plan for supervisors and workers, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.
This safe operating procedure applies to the maintenance and transportation departments at RETSD
Maintenance Department would be responsible for complying with this safe operating procedure if the department retained skilled trade apprentices.
Transportation Department would be responsible for complying with this safe operating procedure if the department retained skilled trade apprentices.
Contractors training apprentices must comply with this safe work procedure.
See Contractor Safety and Safe Work Permit for details on contractor safety responsibilities.
SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
RETSD will comply with all safety and health requirements for workers enrolled in skilled trade apprenticeship programs working on site at RETSD facilities.
Apprentices shall be considered workers in the division and shall receive the same safety considerations as other skilled trade workers in the division.
SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM PROCEDURE
See Manitoba Apprenticeship Program requirements.
A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.
All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:
Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.
Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.
Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.