Plumbing standard

Plumbing is a trade that specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage and drainage in plumbing systems. The term dates from ancient times and is related to the Latin word for lead "Plumbum".Years of training and/or experience are needed to become a skilled plumber and some jurisdictions also require that plumbers be licensed. Protecting health and welfare of the nation is the top priority of a plumber.

The following workplace competency standards have been identified and prepared by industry people and represent different levels of skills and knowledge required to work within the Office Administration sector of Papua New Guinea.

Level 1

  • PL-101 Work Safely
  • PL-102 Communicate in the Workplace
  • PL-103 Use Hand Held Trade Tools
  • PL-104 Use Oxy / Fuel Gas Equipment
  • PL-106 Install UPVC Tubing
  • PL-107 Install Steel Piping
  • PL-108 Use Of Workshop Equipment
  • PL-109 Connect Potable Water To Fixtures
  • PL-110 Roofing – Install Guttering Systems

Level 2

  • PL-201 Carry Out Levelling
  • PL-202 Install and Maintain Water Supply Serves
  • PL-203 Install and Maintain Drainage Pipes
  • PL-204 Install and Maintain Sanitary Plumbing Pipes

Level 3

  • PL-301 Plan Sub – Soil Drainage
  • PL-302 Install Roofing and Stormwater Drainage
  • PL-303 Install and Maintain Gas Appliances
  • PL-304 Install and maintain Septic Tank System
  • PL-305 Design and Install sanitary Plumbing and Drainage Layout
  • PL-306 Perform Manual Arc Welding