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Installing plumbing and heating systems in a diverse range of projects associated with the construction industry.
We all depend on plumbing and heating technicians for hot and cold fresh running water in our homes and offices and for staying warm in cold weather.
Plumbing and heating technicians need to be able to plan and design systems, then install and test them. On occasion they will also need to diagnose faults and make repairs.
The plumbing and heating technician works both indoors and outdoors, in homes, and in commercial projects as a key part of the construction industry.
Founded in 1926, theInternational Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) coordinates the development, adaptation and adoption of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool, solar energy, geothermal and hydronics codes for jurisdictions globally. IAPMO also provides education and certification services for plumbing and mechanical apprentices.
The WorldSkills Occupational Standard specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.