APHC Heads Pledge Support for WaterSafe in “Cutting Bureaucracy”

The new president and the CEO of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) have praised the launch of WaterSafe as the first stage of cutting bureaucratic burden for installers.

Robert Price MBE was confirmed as the Association’s new President at the President’s Dinner on June 15 where he expressed gladness at the advocacy WaterSafe has already received throughout the water industry.

“I would like to call on our senior industry representatives present to work together to look at developing a more equitable solution for addressing the competency requirements of businesses and operatives in our industry, said Mr Price.
“I am greatly encouraged by the work undertaken by the various industry bodies in developing the WaterSafe scheme and I believe that many of the scheme principles could be transferred to other areas of work falling under the scope of the plumbing and heating industry.”

Water Safe is due to be launched to the public in the autumn with a launch events planned in London. The public launch on October and will be attended by top industry figures from Water UK, The Worshipful Company of Plumbers and Defra. The main event will also be run alongside a media campaign involving radio, TV and lifestyle magazine coverage.

John Thomson, APHC’s Chief Executive echoed the same sentiments as the newly-elected President ahead of the official launch, saying: “We have been involved with WaterSafe since the inception of the scheme, along with six other partner organisations and we are pleased to see the scheme is finally getting off the ground.”
“We have widely promoted the scheme to our members and like us they recognise the importance and benefits of being part of WaterSafe. I am encouraged to see that so many of our members have already signed up and would urge others considering [joining] WaterSafe to do so before the public launch in autumn.”

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