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3 Important Equipment Installation Skills To Learn

If you thinking of learning equipment installation skills if you live in Nigeria, here are my top 3 skills that will make you money. The skills will set you apart in this economy. Instead of everyone trying to become a fashion designer or hairstylist, you can learn skills that has fewer competition now. And most importantly, they are high demand skills with big pay.

These skills are growing in demand. That means you will be in high demand for years to come. If you remember when mobile phones started in Nigeria, those who learned how to fix phones earlier made huge money for years before everyone else now is fixing phones.

Nigeria is high in unemployment, and that contributes to the rush in any opportunity that is available or do emerge from time to time.

Understanding Equipment Installation Skills

Equipment Installation skills are in high demand because they require trained technicians who are knowledgeable in the work to carry out such installations. And the work of an installation technician is not limited to just these 3 skills I’m sharing with you here.

Other installation skills includes elevator technician skill, escalators, plumbing and electrical wiring, firefighting equipment and water sprinklers, and cooling, heating, ventilation systems.

In some countries, installed equipment becomes a part of a property and is sold and conveyed with it.

What’s Equipment Installation Skills?

Equipment Installation is the process of making the equipment ready for execution. Installing an equipment may require specialized skill for that equipment. Such skills are either learned from the installation manual if its simple installation, or from special skill training if it’s a complex installation.

For the 3 Equipment Installation Skills in this post, you might require to participate in trainings for each specialized skill you might be interested in.

What is installation service?

Equipment Technician provides installation services that involves fixed or semi-fixed location of a complete system or a self-contained unit, with its accompanying assemblies, accessories and parts.

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Equipment Installation also includes the provision of or connection to services (such as power and water supply) required to make the installed equipment ready for operation.

Duties of Equipment Installation Technician:

  • Install location equipment
  • Keeps personal equipment operating by following operating instructions
  • Troubleshooting breakdowns
  • Maintaining supplies
  • Performing preventive maintenance
  • Taking care of repairs.
  • Documents service and installation actions like completing forms, reports, logs, and records.

What is installation fee?

Following the definition Guide on Law Insider, an Installation Fee is a percentage of the dealer Fee, mutually agreed upon, in writing, by each party involved in the transaction, as applicable, which is paid to the equipment installation technician at the time the equipment is installed and operationally complete.

Learning Equipment Installation

There are two main ways you can learn these 3 Equipment installation skills I’m sharing with you here. The first option is to use an Apprenticeship program. This is the easiest way to learn, and it might cost little or nothing. It will also give you the advantage to learn faster and better.

The second option is to buy a course online. You can find online courses to help you learn any skills you might desire to have. And these courses are equally affordable.

Although the short fall of it is the lack of technical knowledge transfer. You can only choose online course option if you are technically sound yourself. Or you can easily learn technical stuff from theories or video presentations.

{1} Solar Power Installation

Any handyman with enough skills should be able to design, size and install a residential solar system. That’s how simple it can be to acquire the skills required in solar power installation.

However, the process of connecting a solar system to the electrical grid is no joke and can lead to serious injuries or even death. Only a certified installer is legally allowed to do so. You have to take this precaution as well. It’s better to get the proper training to avoid accidental injuries or death.

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Steps for solar panel installation on a roof:

  1. Set Up Scaffolding.
  2. Install Solar Panel Mounts.
  3. Install the Solar Panels.
  4. Wire the Solar Panels.
  5. Install Solar Inverter
  6. Bond Solar Inverter and Solar Battery.
  7. Connect the Inverter to the Consumer Unit
  8. Start and Test Solar Panels.

You can follow the detailed steps on GreenMatch website and learn the process of installing solar panels on the roof of a building.

Start Solar Panel Business?

Here are steps your an follow to start Solar panel business in your location.

  1. Find out how to become certified or get trained to install solar power.
  2. Create your business plan.
  3. Include Costs, Customers, Contacts and Contracts in your business plan.
  4. Get started with your business.
  5. Do the installation.
  6. Get a solid customer base.
  7. Develop a website
  8. Utilize social media.

{2} CCTV Camera Installation

CCTV or closed-circuit television, is a system that allows you to keep an eye on what’s going on in and around your business. Cameras and monitors enable you to view events live, and recorders archive footage for reference later when needed.

A CCTV system consists of a camera, lens, monitor and recorder. The camera or cameras pick up the images, which are then transmitted to a recording device and then a monitor

Materials needed for a CCTV installation:

  • CCTV camera.
  • Internet connection.
  • 4.3 inch LCD monitor.
  • DVR.
  • Wiring cable.
  • Hard disk.
  • BNC video input.
  • TV with composite video input.

You can find lots of free courses on YouTube on how to install CCTV cameras. Although in Nigeria you do not need a certification to be a CCTV installer, but it’s required in most countries around the world.

{3} Bio Digester Toilet Installation

Bio-Digester toilet is a mechanized system which decomposes human excretory waste in the digester tank using specific high graded bacteria that further converts it into methane and water, and discharged into the desired surface.

For this particular skill I will advise that you attend a proper course organized by well qualified trainers. There is little information about this bio Digester toilet installation in Nigeria. Most of those who are doing the job are from Ghana.

Even the training mostly take place in Ghana. Although MyBlog is working on bringing the training to Nigerians. We have opened a WhatsApp group for those who are interested in this training to signup on the waiting list to get updates on the training schedule, contents, venue and price.

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Here is the WhatsApp link to join the group now: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Gq6D9JOViqkFZGTKINIkhR

Conclusion

You need high demand skills to survive in time of general high unemployment. These 3 skills pay you more in one job than most salary earners get in 6 months pay. And you will be doing yourself a good deed by acquiring a skill that would increase your financial net worth.

Even if you think you are not qualified or over qualified for them, think about those in your care you need to setup for success in life. There may be relatives, friends and defendants who you could help train in these skills.

I personally picked these 3 equipment installation skills because they are currently in high demand in Nigeria now. And the demand will even get higher in a short time to come.

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