As one of the most important trades in Australia, plumbing is a time-honoured and well-respected industry across the globe. In fact, according to IBISWorld, there are more than 25,000 plumbing businesses across the country, employing over 50,000 individuals.
However, the critical nature of plumbing to our society is often overlooked, highlighting the value of events such as World Plumbing Day (WPD). Held every year on March 11 around the globe, the day hopes to educate and provide information around how plumbing impacts both community safety and sustainability.
In Victoria, the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) will host WPD and has planned a number of events to showcase the occupation, new technology and processes that will continue to drive the industry forward. This includes a Plumbing Industry Forum, a Plumbing Trades Expo, a luncheon and skill competitions.
Preparing for the future: Technology, Skills and Environment
As the theme running through this year’s WPD, the events have a key focus on the issues impacting the industry and how businesses can continue growing in the future. Of course, this is a great opportunity for local plumbing enterprises and professionals to get a sense of what areas they should be targeting and how they can reach their goals.
It is also critical to address the impending skill shortage facing industries across the country. As the baby boomer generation starts to retire, plumbing businesses have to start thinking about succession planning and recruiting for the years ahead.
World Plumbing Day at PICAC is an excellent chance for businesses, sponsors and guests to network and establish good relationships while gaining valuable insight into the industry as a whole.
Plumbing Trades Expo – Testo
For us at Testo, the Plumbing Trades Expo represents an excellent opportunity to showcase our knowledge, industry-leading products and solutions. We will be exhibiting at the Melbourne event, featuring our 310 and 320 Flu gas analysers.
These two products have been very popular in the local plumbing industry and we hope to highlight the benefits and advantages of both. Additionally, smart plumbing technology is a driver of growth in this sector, providing productive and innovative solutions to various applications.
We are very much looking forward to the 2016 World Plumbing Day and hope to continue to build positive relationships with clients, customers and industry experts. Feel free to follow our blog with updates and further information about this event.