04 Work environment
Carpenters typically work 40 hours per week, but may have to work longer hours to complete projects on time. Work may also be seasonal in nature. Construction activity is limited in the winter outside of the Mainland/Southwest and Vancouver Island/Coast regions. As a result, carpenters in these regions may work longer hours during the summer. Options for work during winter months in these regions may also be limited.
Carpenters work alone or in teams. The work environment can be indoors and outdoors, and is often noisy and dirty.
Carpenters must take appropriate safety precautions when lifting materials, working from heights and working with equipment and tools.