Profession handyman

Handymen perform various maintenance and repair activities for buildings, grounds and other facilities. They repair and renovate structures and components, fences, gates and roofs, assemble furniture and perform plumbing and electrical activities. They check heating and ventilation systems, air quality and humidity in the building.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Fire safety regulations

    The legal rules to be applied for fire safety and fire prevention in a facility.

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Building construction principles

    The component elements and principles of building construction such as types of wall construction and foundations, defects in walls and roofs and ways to address such defects.

  • Carpentry

    Construction methods related to timber items, such as construction of roofs, floors and timber framed buildings and other related products such as doors or skirting boards.

  • Domestic heating systems

    The modern and traditional heating systems alimented by gas, wood, oil, biomass, solar power and other renewable energy sources and their energy saving principles.

  • Electrical wiring plans

    Pictorial representation of an electrical circuit. It shows the components of the circuit as simplified shapes, and the power and signal connections between the devices. It gives information about the relative position and arrangement of devices and terminals on the devices, to help in building or servicing the device. A wiring diagram is often used to troubleshoot problems and to make sure that all the connections have been made and that everything is present.

  • Ventilation systems

    The types of mechanical ventilation systems that permits the exchange and circulation of air.

Skills

  • Use traditional toolbox tools

    Use tools found in a traditional toolbox, such as hammer, plier, screwdriver, and wrench. Observe safety precautions while operating these instruments.

  • Calculate costs of repair operations

    Calculate material and labour costs of repair operations; understand appropriate computer programmes.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Maintain records of maintenance interventions

    Keep written records of all repairs and maintenance interventions undertaken, including information on the parts and materials used, etc.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Read technical datasheet

    Read and understand the technical specifications describing the characteristics and functionality mode of a product, component or machine, usually provided by the manufacturer.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

Optional knowledge and skills

repair plumbing systems construction product regulation remove snow identify condensation problems work in outdoor conditions install wall coverings perform ground maintenance activities clean building floors perform maintenance on fire alarm systems use snow-removal equipment dispose waste perform weed control operations perform pest control explain features of electrical household appliances repair household appliances manage buildings' damp problems install insulation material assemble prefabricated furniture clean confined spaces install ventilation equipment place sanitary equipment energy maintain lighting equipment repair electronic components select hazard control repair furniture parts install floor coverings repair ventilation equipment use specialised tools in electric repairs follow safety procedures when working at heights