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Domestic Plumbing and Heating (NTVQF-3)

Access to water supply and basic sanitation systems is an essential human need. In order for our society to function efficiently and in a safe environment, it is important that these basic needs are met. Plumbers and professionals working in the plumbing industry help us to achieve this goal. A modern-day plumber’s job is wide in scope: plumbers lay down pipes for the distribution of water and disposal of wastewater; design, repair, and maintain the drain, waste, and vent systems; install fixtures, and also work with gas pipelines.

This free online course will introduce the learner to the plumbing profession. The course looks into the history of plumbing from the ancient to the modern times. It also highlights the importance of safety procedures in the profession. Under plumbing safety, the course covers personal protective equipment, hazard communication, and the safety guidelines that a plumber should follow when working in trenches and confined spaces.

This course, the first in the series on plumbing, will be of great interest to construction professionals who want to learn what plumbing is and the skills that are needed to advance in this specialized field. It will also be of interest to all learners who want to enter this trade and need an understanding of the profession, its terminologies, and the associated health and safety facts.

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