What is Plumbing?
What is Plumbing?
Contrary to popular perception, plumbing is a very interesting and varied career. The sheer variety of work makes it impossible to list all that can be undertaken. Some of the jobs that a plumber does involve installing the water supply and fuel supply systems, for example:
Plumbers work in all types of buildings, including: houses, flats, cafes, restaurants, hotels, pubs, airports, aeroplanes, trains, stations, colleges, schools factories, hospitals, ships… People need water to survive, so everywhere there are people, there will be a need for plumbers!
Once the plumbing systems are installed the work is not complete until the systems have been tested to ensure that everything is working correctly and safe for the user.
Another aspect of the plumbers work is maintenance and repair. Everyone should be aware that boilers and other fuel-
As well as fitting the piping systems that carry water around the building, plumbers are involved with keeping the inside of the building dry by fitting gutters and sheet lead weatherings to chimneys and roofs.
Thinking about the above it’s obvious that everyone needs plumbers -
Plumbers in Demand?
The Summitskills sector needs analysis (Autumn 2007) predicted that an annual increase of nearly 3000 new plumbers will be needed in the UK each year for the next five years on top of about 5000 people who leave the industry due to retirement and other factors... The Construction Skills Network -
What does a plumber do?
Plumbers have to be able to:
The list shows that a plumber needs a number of skills to work effectively, a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy also is needed, as well as the physical skills to manipulate tools and equipment and good social skills are needed too. This is because the plumber works with so many different people, both co-