This  TSA  workshop  is  designed  for:

  • Entry Level Maintenance Staff needing an introduction to electricity & plumbing
  • Experienced Techs wanting to practice and review or update their knowledge
  • Office and Management Personnel wishing to learn more about these trades
  • Any-Other-Trade Technicians who require cross-training

This “Hands-on” electrical & plumbing workshop is a “Beginner-Friendly” workshop, and attending this class requires no previous knowledge or experience with electrical & plumbing systems.  The workshop focuses on how to perform the most common types of electrical & plumbing repairs that are encountered in vacancy turnarounds and maintenance work-orders.  Caulking is also covered in the workshop, since faulty caulk jobs often lead to water damage, mold issues and pest control problems.  It also addresses how to understand the electrical circuits in a building, and how to truly be “safe” while working on these circuits.

This workshop was designed to provide a safe and controlled environment for students to practice in, while gaining new skills and knowledge.  The “hands-on” experience offered in this workshop will help participants develop real-world skills and build confidence so that they can return to their agencies/facilities ready to begin performing electrical & plumbing repairs and trouble-shooting electrical power outages. Any necessary tools will be provided for use during the workshop, and a detailed workbook will be included for each student to take with him or her and use later as an on-the-job reference.


First and Second Days:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Major topics that will be covered during this training:

  1. How to stay safe when working around electricity
  2. Methods to identify and safely shut down the correct circuit breakers
  3. Using a multi-meter to test for continuity and determine voltage
  4. Replacing duplex receptacles and testing for correct polarity
  5. Testing and replacing GFCI receptacles and GFCI breakers
  6. Locating, testing and replacing switched-split receptacles
  7. Replacing light fixtures and single-pole switches
  8. How to correctly identify switch-legs when there are multiple switches
  9. Troubleshooting faulty three-way switches
  10. Replacing range hoods, bath fans and laundry fans


  1. How to locate the source of a water leak
  2. Replacing a leaky angle-stop (water supply valve)
  3. Diagnosing common toilet problems
  4. Installing a new floor-mounted toilet bowl and tank
  5. Replacing a vanity sink, faucet and pop-up assembly
  6. Replacing a kitchen sink, faucet and drain pipes
  7. Troubleshooting and replacing a garbage disposer
  8. Methods for clearing clogs from sinks and tubs
  9. Replacing shower heads and tub spouts
  10. Techniques for caulking sinks, faucets, tubs and toilets

We recently redesigned and substantially improved our training mock-ups to give workshop participants a more realistic training experience.  Many students are commenting about how easy it is to learn and work on these newer life-size mock-ups.  This redesigned mock-up also allows the instructor to present much more realistic scenarios, very similar to what attendees will encounter in the field.

If you would like to have more information about holding this workshop in your area, please CONTACT US.  Be sure to tell us in the message section which workshop(s) you are interested in.