Ask a gas safety officer: Can an apprentice receive supervision over the phone?
Q: I am a gas fitting apprentice tasked to replace a residential gas water heater. Can my employer, a gas contractor, supervise me over the phone?
No, apprentices completing this type of work must be supervised by a qualified gas fitter on site.
The Safety Standards General Regulation outlines who can perform regulated work. It states that apprentices can perform regulated work provided that they are supervised by a person who:
- is specifically authorized under the Act to perform that type of work, and
- supervises the individual on site and provides guidance and assistance to the individual as the regulated work is performed.