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Plumbing and Heating

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

Plumbing and Heating could be for you if you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Helping people
  • Using tools

More about this skill

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.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Armin Taxer

    Armin Taxer

    Austria
    Gold

  • Photo of Marcel Wyss

    Marcel Wyss

    Switzerland
    Gold

  • Photo of HYEONGWOOK KIM

    HYEONGWOOK KIM

    Korea
    Bronze

  • Photo of Björn Landin

    Björn Landin

    Sweden
    Bronze

  • Photo of Nima Hosseinpoursaloukolaei

    Nima Hosseinpoursaloukolaei

    Iran
    Bronze

  • Photo of Daniel Martins

    Daniel Martins

    United Kingdom
    Bronze

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

  • Photo of Gary Doyle

    Gary Doyle

    United Kingdom
    Gold

  • Photo of Nathanael Liebergeld

    Nathanael Liebergeld

    Germany
    Gold

  • Photo of Raphaël PAUGOIS

    Raphaël PAUGOIS

    France
    Bronze

  • Photo of Dylan Di Martino

    Dylan Di Martino

    Australia
    Bronze

  • Photo of Ryuji Shimizu

    Ryuji Shimizu

    Japan
    Bronze

WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

  • Photo of Ciaran Coady

    Ciaran Coady

    Ireland
    Gold

  • Photo of Herbert Gabauer

    Herbert Gabauer

    Austria
    Gold

  • Photo of Theo Oberhofer

    Theo Oberhofer

    South Tyrol, Italy
    Gold

  • Photo of Jun Hee Jang

    Jun Hee Jang

    Korea
    Bronze


Our partners

IAPMO

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.


Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification 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.