Tailman Responsibilities


Overall responsibility – assist lead pipe layer in the correct and safe installation of the pipe in the trench.

Specific tasks:

  • Using shovel for movement of soil and rock to place pipe on correct grade and/or location.
  • Install fittings as required.
  • Assist in bolting up of fittings, valves, hydrants, etc.
  • Wrapping pipe if needed.
  • Hooking and/or strapping pipe.
  • Taking care of and using small tools properly.
  • Keep watch on trench for safety.