1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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9919-11 Lagger

Applies insulating materials, such as asbestos, felt, fibreglass, polyurethane and cork to pipes, steam generators, process vats or ducting.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examines specifications to determine insulation requirements
  • cuts, shapes, trims and smooths insulating sheets to cover parts of equipment and pipes
  • wraps or fits insulating materials around airconditioning ducts, and trims materials with scissors or shears
  • fits and tapes preformed insulation around pipes
  • brushes or sprays waterproof cement over insulating materials
  • secures insulation with wire, wire netting, staples, metal strapping or using welding torches
  • trowels plaster over wire netting, and wraps canvas strips over plaster
  • packs cavities in walls and partly assembled casings with loose particles of insulating material
  • installs prefabricated insulating assemblies, using hand tools and metal fasteners

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