• UA Local 853
    Sprinkler & Fire Protection Trade Centre
  • 60 Shields Court, Markham, ON L3R 9T5
  • 905-477-6022 | 1-800-387-7085 (Toll Free)

Welcome Members

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News and Events

  Upgrade Courses and COVID-19

The spring run of upgrade courses will run at the discretion of the Director of Training due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Some courses may be able to run online, while others with practical components will not.  We will update class participants via email as to when a course will or won't run.  Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.  Stay safe and follow all ministry of health protocols and directives.

  COVID-19 Directives - Ministry of Health and Wellness

How to protect yourself

Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre. 

There is no vaccine available to protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus, but there are actions you can take to help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses.

Everyday actions

Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:

    • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
    • avoid contact with people who are sick
    • stay home if you are sick

During travel

If you are travelling to an area known to have cases of coronavirus, be sure to avoid:

      • high-risk areas such as farms, live animal markets and areas where animals may be slaughtered
      • contact with animals (alive or dead), including pigs, chickens, ducks and wild birds
      • surfaces with animal droppings or secretions on them

Social distancing

Everyone in Ontario should be practicing social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people.

Everyone in Ontario should do their best to avoid close contact with people outside of their immediate families. Close contact includes being within two (2) meters of another person.

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms, you should begin to self-monitor

  Class Cancellation March 2nd - April 24th 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the Trade Centre has cancelled the current trade school run.  There has been no cases in the trade centre to our current knowledge and all students and staff have been instructed to let the Trade Centre know if they are showing symptoms.

Future trade school intakes may be cancelled if necessary but, we are following the situation closely and will determine cancellations at a later date.  If you were in trade school or will be planning to attend trade school for the May - June session and have been exposed please contact the training department to let us know.  All calls are confidential and no names will be released.  Your privacy, safety, and health are always respected and always anonymous.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unfortunate turn of events.

Nicholas Smirnov

Director of Training