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

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ventilation systems

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

  • Fire safety regulations

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Electricity

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • 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.

  • Use power tools

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

  • Calculate costs of repair operations

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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