National Occupation Code (NOC): 7293

Insulators apply insulation materials to plumbing, air-handling, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems, piping equipment and pressure vessels, and walls, floors and ceilings of buildings and other structures, to prevent or reduce the passage of heat, cold, sound or fire. They are employed by construction companies and insulation contractors, or they may be self-employed.

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Job Duties for Insulators

  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine insulation requirements and select type of insulation required
  • Measure and cut insulating material to required dimensions using hand and power tools
  • Apply and secure insulation using spraying, blowing, pasting, strapping, taping and other application and installation methods
  • Fit insulation around obstructions and between studs and joists
  • Install vapour barriers
  • Apply waterproofing cement over insulating materials to finish surfaces
  • Remove asbestos or urea-formaldehyde insulation from buildings when required.

Working Conditions for Insulators

Work is performed indoors, sometimes at heights and in confined spaces. The work environment can be dusty and workers can be exposed to particles of insulation material that can be irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory system. Workers strictly conform to health and safety procedures to protect themselves from exposure to airborne particles and skin irritants.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Insulator
  • Asbestos Insulator
  • Boat And Ship Insulator
  • Boiler And Pipe Insulator
  • Boiler Insulator
  • Building Insulator
  • Cork Insulation Installer
  • Fibreglass Insulation Installer
  • Fire Protection Insulator
  • Firestopping Insulator
  • Foamed Insulation Applicator
  • Heat And Frost Insulator
  • Insulation Applicator
  • Insulation Installer
  • Insulation Mechanic
  • Insulator
  • Insulator Apprentice
  • Journeyman/woman Insulator
  • Pipe Insulator
  • Plastic Insulation Applicator
  • Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Equipment Insulator
  • Residential Insulation Installer
  • Sound Insulator
  • Soundproof Material Installer
  • Spray Foam Assistant
  • Insulation Labourer
  • Spray Foam Labourer
  • Labourer - Industrial Insulation
  • Attic Insulation Labourer
  • Spray Foam Installer

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