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Plumbing and Heating

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

Why is this skill important?

A plumbing and heating technician works on commercial, residential, agricultural, and industrial projects of varying size and scope from a single home repair job to large and complex facility projects.

They will plan and design, select and install, commission, test, report, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair systems to specifications. Whether it is working to provide safe and reliable service in accordance with relevant standards, diagnosing malfunctions, or programming and commissioning home and commercial automation systems, the expert in this field will need skills and habits in concentration, precision, accuracy and attention to detail.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Helping people
  • Using tools

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Competitors are required to install plumbing and heating pipe-work with the materials provided.

  • It is important to prefabricate the required pipe-work layouts into sub assemblies to facilitate installation.

  • Competitors are also tested on their ability to repair, maintain or replace a specified plumbing or heating appliance.

  • Judges are looking for accuracy and attention to detail every step.

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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 729 Armin Taxer Austria
Gold 728 Marcel Wyss Switzerland
Bronze 721 HYEONGWOOK KIM Korea
Bronze 721 Björn Landin Sweden
Bronze 720 Nima Hosseinpoursaloukolaei Iran
Bronze 719 Daniel Martins United Kingdom
Medallion for Excellence 717 Ke Zheng China
Medallion for Excellence 712 Hunter Turner New Zealand
Medallion for Excellence 710 Lukas Heyn Germany
Medallion for Excellence 710 David Donegan Ireland
Medallion for Excellence 703 Julian van Lohuizen Netherlands
Medallion for Excellence 702 Maksim Shevchenko Russia
Medallion for Excellence 702 Asher Chicoine United States of America
Medallion for Excellence 701 MOHD FERDAUS ZAKARIA @ ROSLAN Malaysia
Medallion for Excellence 700 Nestori Räisänen Finland
698 Anthony CHARRON France
694 CHIA-LIANG KO Chinese Taipei
688 Yuuta Sekine Japan
680 Luciano Barbosa Brazil
678 Pham Van Thanh Vietnam
672 Patrick Kienzl South Tyrol, Italy
662 Siyabonga Makhathini South Africa
660 Dolgormaa Tsolmonjav Mongolia
655 Justin Fisher Canada
644 Adam Miklos Hungary
641 Samuel TORRES Spain
628 Albertina Shitalangaho Namibia
627 Valeriy Onishenko Kazakhstan

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.