Pipelayer: An Introduction

About these courses

This course is for an experienced laborer or operator looking to move forward in their career.

Through 55 micro-lessons, they will learn the responsibilities of a pipe layer; including industry basics, safety best practices, roles and responsibilities on the job site, leadership skills, the best way to communicate, common pitfalls, tips and tricks, and the general tools and materials used on the job.

Learning Plan Outline

Industry Basics

5 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Types of Utilities

Types of Pipe and Why You Use Them

Your Crew and Communication

Learn Fast

Physical Demands

Types of Pipe

7 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Pipe Markings and Sizes

C900

Schedule 40/80 PVC

Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP)

High Density Polyethylene HDPE

Ductile

Sewer Pipe

Safety

5 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

PPE

Trench Safety

Understand Your Surroundings

Stay Visible

Air Monitoring and Proper Ventilation

Roles and Responsibilities

3 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Staging Pipe

Your Tools

Spotting Aggregate

Leadership Skills

4 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Know the Work Inside and Out

Be a Go-Getter

Be Willing to Help

Be a Teacher

Communication

3 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Ask Questions

Know How to Communicate

Communicate About Job Progress With the Right People

Pitfalls

7 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Pitfall 1: Not Taking Responsibility

Pitfall 2: Being Lazy

Pitfall 3: Not Double Checking Yourself

Pitfall 4: Not Understanding the Whole Picture

Pitfall 5: Taking Shortcuts

Pitfall 6: Making it Fit

Pitfall 7: Not Being Willing to Do it All

Tips and Tricks

10 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Be Professional

Be Observant

Take Care of Yourself

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Rigging Basics

How to Bring Pipe Into a Shallow Ditch

Know Where to Stand

Keep the Pipes Clean

Megalug Installation

How to Bevel PVC

Tools and Materials

2 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

The Tools You Need

Keep Your Tools Organized

Trench Boxes

5 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Building a Trench Box

Inspecting the Equipment

Tabulated Data

Ladder Use

Work Inside the Box

Backfilling

4 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Plate Compactors

Jumping Jack Compactor

Trench Rollers

Backfill Lifts, Caution Tape, and Tracer Wire

About these courses

This course is for an experienced laborer or operator looking to move forward in their career.

Through 55 micro-lessons, they will learn the responsibilities of a pipe layer; including industry basics, safety best practices, roles and responsibilities on the job site, leadership skills, the best way to communicate, common pitfalls, tips and tricks, and the general tools and materials used on the job.

Learning Plan Outline

Industry Basics

5 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Types of Utilities

Types of Pipe and Why You Use Them

Your Crew and Communication

Learn Fast

Physical Demands

Types of Pipe

7 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Pipe Markings and Sizes

C900

Schedule 40/80 PVC

Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP)

High Density Polyethylene HDPE

Ductile

Sewer Pipe

Safety

5 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

PPE

Trench Safety

Understand Your Surroundings

Stay Visible

Air Monitoring and Proper Ventilation

Roles and Responsibilities

3 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Staging Pipe

Your Tools

Spotting Aggregate

Leadership Skills

4 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Know the Work Inside and Out

Be a Go-Getter

Be Willing to Help

Be a Teacher

Communication

3 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Ask Questions

Know How to Communicate

Communicate About Job Progress With the Right People

Pitfalls

7 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Pitfall 1: Not Taking Responsibility

Pitfall 2: Being Lazy

Pitfall 3: Not Double Checking Yourself

Pitfall 4: Not Understanding the Whole Picture

Pitfall 5: Taking Shortcuts

Pitfall 6: Making it Fit

Pitfall 7: Not Being Willing to Do it All

Tips and Tricks

10 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Be Professional

Be Observant

Take Care of Yourself

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Rigging Basics

How to Bring Pipe Into a Shallow Ditch

Know Where to Stand

Keep the Pipes Clean

Megalug Installation

How to Bevel PVC

Tools and Materials

2 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

The Tools You Need

Keep Your Tools Organized

Trench Boxes

5 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Building a Trench Box

Inspecting the Equipment

Tabulated Data

Ladder Use

Work Inside the Box

Backfilling

4 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Plate Compactors

Jumping Jack Compactor

Trench Rollers

Backfill Lifts, Caution Tape, and Tracer Wire

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