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ISCO 08 Code 7126                  Plumbers and pipe fitters

Lead Statement
Plumbers and pipe fitters assemble, install, repair and maintain pipe systems, fittings and fixtures for water, gas, drainage, sewerage systems, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • measuring, cutting, threading, bending, jointing, assembling, installing, maintaining and repairing pipes, fittings and fixtures of drainage, heating, water supply and sewerage systems;
  • installing gas appliances, dishwashers and water heaters, sinks and toilets using hand and power tools;
  • laying clay, concrete or cast-iron pipes in ditches to form sewers, drains or water mains, or for other purposes;
  • inspecting, examining and testing installed systems and pipes, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation or other methods
  • performing related tasks;
  • supervising other workers.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Fitter, pipe
  • Layer, pipe
  • Plumber
  • Drain technician

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Machine-operator, pipe installation – 8290
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics – 7126

(NCvB; Maart 2010)