Joining WaterSafe

Catering installers

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Scope:  Approved Catering Equipment installer can issue certificates of compliance for work on installing commercial catering and kitchen equipment.

This includes the ‘metre connection’ – (the final metre length of pipe connecting the catering equipment to the installed water system).

Kitchen and catering equipment includes:

  • Steaming/Combination oven

  • Waste disposal equipment and connection

  • Water boilers and boiling water taps

  • Soup maker/dispenser

  • Rice boilers

  • Bratt pans

  • Dishwasher

  • Glass washer

  • PPE or uniform washing machines

  • Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV).

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

You must have a recognised Water Fittings Regulations qualification. The full list of qualifications we accept is here.

WaterSafe approved businesses and installers must commit to the terms and conditions, including ensuring only approved Catering Installers issue a certificate of compliance in accordance with the 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 four Approved Contractor Schemes which make up WaterSafe and allow Approved Catering Installers:

WaterSafe has four Approved Contractor Schemes which offer an Approved Catering Installer sector and the route to becoming approved by WaterSafe is through one of these schemes. These are: Anglian Water’s APlus, Severn Trent’s WaterMark, the Water Industry Approved Plumbing Scheme (WIAPS) and the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF).

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.

If you’re already a member of one of these schemes, just ask them how to get signed up to WaterSafe. This may be done automatically on renewal.

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

Our Partners

WaterSafe Approved Contractors' Scheme Operators

Anglian WaterAssociation of Plumbing & Heating ContractorsCIPHESevern TrentSNIPEFWIAPS

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