Handypersons clean, paint and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities, and undertake simple repairs.
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- Realistic / Conventional
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- 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.
- 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.
- Fire safety regulations
The legal rules to be applied for fire safety and fire prevention in a facility.
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.
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Ventilation systems
The types of mechanical ventilation systems that permits the exchange and circulation of air.
- 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.
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.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- 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.
- Maintain work area cleanliness
Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.
- 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 records of maintenance interventions
Keep written records of all repairs and maintenance interventions undertaken, including information on the parts and materials used, etc.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- 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.
- Conform to health and safety regulations
Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.
- Use power tools
Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillsdispose waste remove snow repair household appliances repair electronic components install insulation material work in outdoor conditions select hazard control maintain lighting equipment install wall coverings repair plumbing systems explain features of electrical household appliances identify condensation problems energy install floor coverings clean building floors perform pest control clean confined spaces perform maintenance on fire alarm systems follow safety procedures when working at heights perform weed control operations install ventilation equipment construction product regulation repair ventilation equipment repair furniture parts use specialised tools in electric repairs manage buildings' damp problems place sanitary equipment use snow-removal equipment assemble prefabricated furniture perform ground maintenance activities
Common job titles
- Handyman / contractor / remodeler
- Handyman / general maintenance
- Pt / ft handyman, maintenance person