Joining WaterSafe - Plumbing sector

WaterSafe is a one-stop resource for consumers to find approved plumbers in the UK. Take the next steps towards becoming a member today.

Scope: Approved plumbers can work on any plumbing system when installing, repairing or maintaining internal or external water fittings, including underground pipes 

Step One: Check you meet the following requirements to become a member:

  • You must have successfully completed a suitable plumbing related NVQ Level 2 in Mechanical Engineering Services. The full list of qualifications we accept for plumbing is here.  Contractors must also have a recognised Water Fittings Regulations qualification.

  • If you are a business you must have at least one qualified individual who is recognised by WaterSafe for every five employees undertaking water supply installation work. WaterSafe approved businesses must commit to send only qualified and WaterSafe recognised individuals to respond to WaterSafe-generated work.

  • WaterSafe approved businesses and plumbers must comply with the plumbing terms and conditions.

  • Have £2 million of public liability insurance and, where appropriate, £5 million of employers’ liability cover.

Step Two: Sign up to one of the six Approved Contractor Schemes who make up WaterSafe:

  • WaterSafe is made up of six Approved Contractor Schemes and the route to becoming approved by WaterSafe is through one of these schemes.

  • Find out which scheme best suits you and fill in your application form – don’t forget to select the option to join WaterSafe when you fill this in.

  • WaterSafe membership is then free for most qualified members of the six schemes.

  • If you’re already a member of the one of the six schemes, just ask them for a WaterSafe form to get signed up.

For more information check our membership frequently asked questions, or get in touch – we’re happy to help.

WaterSafe member: “It’s a fantastic membership. Always gives work and confidence as compared to non-WaterSafe plumbers.”

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