Plumbers maintain and install water, gas and sewage systems. They inspect pipes and fixtures on a regular basis or make repairs as needed. They bend, cut, and install pipes. They test systems and make adjustments safely and following regulations. They place sanitary equipment.

Alternative label

  • commercial plumber

  • pipeworker

  • gas fitter

  • plumbber

  • domestic plumber

  • gasfitter

  • plumbeer

  • pipe worker

  • plummer

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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