There are around 6,000 contractors on the register already benefitting from this stamp of approval, as well as promotion through Citizens Advice and the Department of Health for plumbing work in NHS trusts.
Our members tell us these membership benefits are the ones they value the most:
Free promotion and branding – a listing on the largest online directory for approved plumbing contractors in the UK, promoted to thousands of people each day, and by your local water company
Customer reassurance – that you’re qualified and trusted to work with water by your local water company and the drinking water regulator
A direct link to your local water company – to self-notify plumbing work and to access free advice on the water regulations.
WaterSafe plumber: “It’s a great way to show that you are a professional plumber.”
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Read some of our most commonly asked questions.
“The customer can't be an expert in every trade so can't check their selected tradesperson's competence. But with a body such as WaterSafe they don't need to be. Those checks and audits are being done for them.”
“It’s about trying to weed out the good from the bad – we need these bodies to be more of a force and tighter registration schemes – the standard of some of the work out there is disappointing.”
“Being a member I feel is important – so many people now think they're 'plumbers' because they can put together two pipes. There’s more to the job than just that – people’s health can be potentially at risk if they use unqualified plumbers.”
“Being part of WaterSafe has been great for my business. It’s a transparent way for the public to know that I am certified and hold the relevant qualifications and insurances. I get frequent calls from the public who have used the search facility and found my company details and this has been good for business over the past years.”
“It’s massively important to be properly qualified and for customers to be able to see that. It’s the people who aren’t qualified who give tradesmen a bad name and then people mistrust the industry.”