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  • 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 Apprenticeship separates the trade into 5 blocks of skills, each with a list of skills, and a list of tasks and subtasks a journeyman is expected to be able to accomplish:[4]

Block A – Occupational Skills
  1. Uses and maintains tools and equipment
  2. Organizes work
  3. Performs routine activities
Block B – Commercial Window and Door Systems
  1. Fabricates commercial window and door systems
  2. Installs commercial window and door systems
Block C – Residential Window and Door Systems
  1. Installs residential window systems Installs residential door systems
Block D – Specialty Glass and Products
  1. Fabricates and installs specialty glass and products
  2. Installs glass systems on vehicles
Block E – Servicing
  1. Services commercial window and door systems
  2. Services residential window and door systems
  3. 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 compounds.”[1]

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.[1][3]