The four-year apprenticeship program in conjunction with on the job training teaches the skills necessary to be a trades person. Basic math, blue print reading and various insulation procedures for installing insulation on heating and cooling systems are examples of course curriculum.
Insulators work both inside and out on new construction projects and also on maintenance and renovation job sites. The work requires lifting and working in cramped quarters and at various elevations.
Heat and frost insulators regularly work with machinery and power tools, sometimes on ladders or scaffolding, and in confined areas. As with all construction jobs, safety is the top priority. Heat and frost insulators are trained to work safely, using equipment such as respirators, coveralls and safety goggles to protect themselves from dust and fibreglass.
Teamwork plays a significant role in ensuring on-the-job safety. Men and women in the trade work together to do the best job possible. Being a part of a team like that means that there's always someone on the job site who has you covered.