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Plumbing and Heating

Installing plumbing and heating systems in a diverse range of projects associated with the construction industry.

Why is this skill important?

A plumbing and heating technician works on commercial, residential, agricultural, and industrial projects. There is a direct relationship between the nature and quality of the product required and the payment made by the customer. Therefore, the practitioner has a continuing responsibility to work professionally in order to meet the requirements of the customer and thus maintain and grow the business. Plumbing and heating is closely associated with other parts of the construction industry, and with the many products that support it, normally for commercial purposes.

The plumbing and heating technician works internally and externally, including the homes of customers and on small and major projects. He or she will plan and design, select and install, commission, de-commissioning, test, report, maintain, fault find, and repair systems to a high standard. Work organization and self-management, communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving, flexibility, and a deep body of knowledge are the universal attributes of the outstanding practitioner.

Whether the plumbing and heating technician is working alone or in a team, the individual takes on a high level of personal responsibility and autonomy. From working to provide a safe and reliable plumbing and heating service, in accordance with relevant standards, through to diagnosing malfunctions, and commissioning plumbing and heating systems and components, precision, accuracy and attention to detail every step in the process matters and mistakes are largely irreversible, costly, and potentially life threatening.

With the international mobility of people, the plumbing and heating technician face rapidly expanding opportunities and challenges. For the talented practitioner there are many commercial and international opportunities; however, they carry with them the need to understand and work with diverse needs, cultures, and trends. The diversity of skills associated with plumbing and heating is therefore likely to expand.

Location

Lahr, Germany

2—4 November 2022

Skill Sponsors

Competitors

Florian Bliem
Austria

TAI-YU CHEN
Chinese Taipei

Connor Cruden
United Kingdom

Pol DALMAU
Spain

Mohammad hossein Dehghani ashkezari
Iran

Rishad Galiyev
Kazakhstan

Adiyadorj Gankhuyag
Mongolia

Fabian Grün
Germany

Luca Herzog
Switzerland

Saku Hurtig
Finland

Yuto Itahashi
Japan

Michał Jelinski
Poland

Sangyeop Kim
Korea

Joshua Mandin
Canada

Sphesihle Masina
South Africa

Marton Offner
Hungary

Tom PEAN
France

Pragadeeshwaran Rangasamy Jayabal
India

Veronika Schächle
Principality of Liechtenstein

chak ho wong
Hong Kong, China