is it ok for apprentices to work alone?

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is it ok for apprentices to work alone?

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Hey folks

I'm not sure on the rules but is it alright for the supervisor to send an apprentice to work alone on jobs they can handle?
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The EWRB publish a guide line for trainee supervision.

https://www.ewrb.govt.nz/assets/documen ... ficate.pdf
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That's awesome, thanks Greg!
Answers all my questions :D
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https://www.ewrb.govt.nz/assets/documen ... -guide.pdf

Also, have a read of the Supervision guide.
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Thanks Sneath,
That is very clear and helps confirm what I'd been thinking was right; in essence, a Supervisor can be at a distance, as long as they are confident that the apprentice can handle a task
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Note that different guidelines apply for supervision of trainees than for supervision of (unlicenced) "persons under supervision".
Also different absolute limits of work; set in the Act
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It also depends on the apprentice.
Some people pick things quite easily, others not so.
Those are the people that need to be supervised well.
There was an apprentice a few years back found dead in a trench with a set of Duspols beside him, when he was working on an underground cable.
This is why we have supervision rules.
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