A glazier is a skilled tradesman responsible for cutting, installing, and removing glass (and materials used as substitutes for glass, such as some plastics). Glaziers may work with glass in various surfaces and settings, such as windows, doors, shower doors, skylights, storefronts, display cases, mirrors, facades, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.
1 Duties and tools 2 Education and training 3 Occupational hazards 4 In the United States 5 See also 6 Notes 7 External links
Duties and tools
A set of glazier tools
The Occupational Outlook Handbook of the U.S. Department of Labor lists the following as typical tasks for a glazier:
Follow blueprints or specifications Remove any old or broken glass before installing replacement glass Cut glass to the specified size and shape Make or install sashes or moldings for glass installation Fasten glass into sashes or frames with clips, moldings, or other types of fasteners Add weather seal or putty around pane edges to seal joints.
The National Occupational Analysis recognized by the Canadian Council
of Directors of
Block A – Occupational Skills
Uses and maintains tools and equipment Organizes work Performs routine activities
Fabricates commercial window and door systems Installs commercial window and door systems
Installs residential window systems Installs residential door systems
Block D – Specialty
Fabricates and installs specialty glass and products Installs glass systems on vehicles
Block E – Servicing
Services commercial window and door systems Services residential window and door systems Services specialty glass and products.
Tools used by glaziers "include cutting boards, glass-cutting blades,
straightedges, glazing knives, saws, drills, grinders, putty,scrapers,
sandpaper, sanding blocks, 5 in 1's respirator/dust mask and glazing
Some glaziers work specifically with glass in motor vehicles; other
work specifically with the safety glass used in aircraft. Others
repair old antique windows and doors that need glass replaced.
Education and training
Glaziers are typically educated at the high school diploma or
equivalent level and learn the skills of the trade through an
apprenticeship program, which in the U.S. is typically four years.
In the U.S., apprenticeship programs are offered through the National
Glazing in architecture
^ a b c d e f Elizabeth H. Oakes, Ferguson Career Resource Guide to
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