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Introduction to Plumbing Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Recognize the importance of plumbing as a profession;
    - Describe what is meant by plumbing;
    - List the typical skill set of a plumber;
    - Summarize the history of plumbing and the advancement made through the ages;
    - Explain the various terms associated with plumbing;
    - Identify the various personal protective equipment used by plumbers on a job site;
    - Distinguish between the many safety signs found in a workplace;
    - Outline the basic tool safety practices that plumbers should adopt;
    - Discuss the dangers and safety measures associated with working in trenches, confined spaces, and underground.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 5 )
  • Course Navigation Instructions
  • Module 1: The Plumbing Profession
    • The Plumbing Profession - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Plumbing Profession
    • What is Plumbing?
    • Brief History of Plumbing
    • General Terms Used in the Plumbing Profession
    • Three Phases of Plumbing Projects
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Plumbing Safety
    • Plumbing Safety - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Plumbing Safety
    • Terms Associated with Plumbing Safety
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Hazard Communication
    • Hazard Communication - Learning Outcomes
    • Hazard Communication
    • Work Zone Safety
    • Safety Practices - Working Areas and Surfaces
    • Operating Motorized Vehicles and Equipment
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Plumbing Tools and Working Environment
    • Plumbing Tools and Working Environment - Learning Outcomes
    • Plumbing Tools - Basic Tool Safety
    • Trenching and Excavation Safety
    • Lockout / Tagout Rule
    • Safe Practices for Working in Confined Spaces
    • Emergency Response
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Introduction to Plumbing Assessment
    • Introduction to Plumbing Assessment
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Module 5: Introduction to Plumbing Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    US AID

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive


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