3.1 Application/Definition

3.1.1 Except as otherwise provided Part 3 shall apply to caretakers as defined below only.

3.1.2 A Grade One caretaker (and/or a custodian) is a worker who is substantially employed to have the responsibility for the safety and good order of the grounds and buildings and to lock and unlock doors; and who may be required to perform and supervise duties of cleaning, attending to fires, heating plant and swimming pools, and to do minor maintenance but not work required to be undertaken by a registered or qualified tradesperson.

3.1.3 A Grade Two caretaker is a worker appointed by the employer who may be employed to have the responsibility for the safety and good order of the grounds and buildings and to lock and unlock doors; and who may be required to perform and supervise duties of cleaning, attending to fires, heating plant, and swimming pools. In addition to the duties above, the Grade 2 caretaker shall undertake (and shall be available and have the necessary skills to undertake) school maintenance work (in addition to minor maintenance work) which he/she is legally able to undertake and which would normally be undertaken by a registered or qualified tradesperson.

3.1.4 An assistant caretaker is a worker employed to assist the caretaker in the carrying out of his/her duties.

3.1.5 A part-time caretaker is a worker who is substantially employed in the duties outlined in 3.1.2 above but where the total amount of the employer's assessment (subclause 6.5.6) is less than 35 hours per week.

3.1.6 A caretaker in a primary school shall be responsible for the care of the grounds.

3.1.7 In all schools where the number of hours determined by the employer for the proper care and cleaning of the school (see 6.5.6) is 35 hours per week or more, for the purposes of this Agreement a full-time caretaker shall be employed, unless otherwise mutually agreed between the affected workers and employer.

3.1.8 A caretaker’s duties do not include locking up after evening classes, except where this is specifically required in the caretaker’s terms of employment.

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