Some jurisdictions require handypeople to be licensed and/or insured. For safety reasons, some jurisdictions disallow handypeople from performing plumbing, electrical wiring, or gas-fitting services without being licensed in the applicable trade (though they can generally undertake minor plumbing work, such as replacing taps, connecting up new sinks, fixing dripping taps, or installing new washing machines).
In many parts of the world, there are professional handyperson companies that will perform small home or commercial projects. Such companies can often claim the benefit of being properly insured and licensed (where applicable) and can provide scheduling and customer service functions for their staff of handypeople. These companies employ handypeople either as full-time, direct employees, or as sub-contractors.
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