PLMB 090 - Plumber Foundation Trades Training

Course Details
Course Code:
PLMB 090

Calendar Description:
Plumbers, size install, adjust and service residential drainage, waste and venting. Theoretical and practical instruction is provided to interpret blueprints, to install valves and fittings, join pipe sections, secure them in position and test pipe systems for leaks according to project specifications. Students graduating from this program will receive credit for Plumbing Foundation Trades Training and will progress to Level 1 and 2 Technical Training.

Date First Offered:
2013-09-01

Hours:
Total Hours: 60
Lecture Hours: 42
Seminars and Tutorials: 5
Shop Teaching Kitchen: 13


This course is offered online:
No

Pre-Requisites:
Admission into the program.

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None

Course Content:
Introduction to Safety
- Identify most common dangers and injuries in the pipe trades area of construction
- List and demonstrate methods of eliminating or minimizing risks, when working in hazardous locations
- Recognize dangers of electrocutions and list ways to eliminate risks
- Demonstrate proper methods of lifting to minimize back injury
- List types and use safety clothing and personal safety equipment
- List hazards caused due to poor housekeeping habits and demonstrate safe habits
Occupational Health and Safety Act
- List, describe, and implement from the Act, regulations
Confined Space Entry
- List and describe hazards related to confined space entry into vessels, manholes, and septic tanks
Fire Prevention and Controls
- Identify the types of fire extinguishers available and state classes of fires
- Define fire hazardous areas in construction
- Describe how to prevent fires
Introduction to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Describe what WHMIS is, its rational and major elements
- List and describe some of the health effects hazardous materials may cause that are used in the pipe trades
- List and explain classes of the Hazardous Products Act
- Explain what a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is, its purpose and limitations
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of employer, supplies, and worker in the education of workers regarding WHMIS
Introduction to the Safe Use of Power and Hand Tools
- Recognize and name, hand and power tools used in pipe trades
- Explain what each tool is designed to do
- Select the correct tool and proper size for the desired task
- Demonstrate correct and safe use of all hand and power tools
- List and describe workmanship, safety and correct operational procedures associated with hand and power tools


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify most common dangers and injuries in the pipe trades area of construction
- List types and use safety clothing and personal safety equipment
- Describe hazards related to confined space entry into vessels, manholes, and septic tanks
- Identify the types of fire extinguishers available, state classes of fires, and how to prevent fires
- Identify fire hazardous areas in construction
- Follow O H & S and WHMIS guidelines
- Demonstrate and use general safe work practices and apply safe work practices and procedures when using tools and equipment
- Demonstrate the use and name of hand and power tools used in pipe trades
- Select the correct tool and proper size for the desired task
- Describe ferrous pipe and fittings used in the pipe trades
- Demonstrate and describe pipe threading using hand and power tools
- Describe non ferrous metal pipe and fittings
- Identify names and size threaded pipe fittings used on steel pipe, standard malleable, malleable cast iron, steel, cast iron drainage, and galvanized
- Identify and name threaded fittings used on non-ferrous pipe
- Identify threaded pipe fittings symbols used on blueprints, spools, and other piping drawings


Grading System:
Percentage

Passing Grade:
70%

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 40 %
Quizzes and Tests: 50 %
Participation: 10 %


Nature of Participation:
Students will be able to demonstrate and use general safe work practises and procedures when using tools and equipment. Demonstrate the use of hand and power tools used in pipe trades. Demonstrate pipe and fittings used in the pipe trades.

Course Offered in Other Programs:
No