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WaterSafe approved plumbers are certified by our national accreditation body, with specific training in the UK’s Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws.
Hiring a WaterSafe approved plumber ensures that all plumbing work meets high standards and protects the quality of drinking water in your home and business, in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
When planning a plumbing project, you may wish to hire specialised contractors, rather than a fully qualified WaterSafe Plumber.
These Water Support Services contractors include:
These contractors are not approved WaterSafe plumbers, but they are recognised by the water company schemes APLUS, TAPS, WaterMark and WIAPS to carry out specific types of work in compliance with the Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws.
Groundworkers can work on the supply pipe (the underground pipe) supplying your property, up to the internal stop valve.
Catering Installers can install commercial kitchen equipment.
Point of Use Installers can install cold water chillers connected directly to the mains.
For further information or help, you should contact the relevant water company scheme.
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For leaks, burst pipes, or other plumbing emergencies, WaterSafe’s emergency search will give you the contact details of a plumber who can help right away.
If you have no water, very low pressure or concerns about the quality of your water, you should contact your local water company straight away.
WaterSafe partner scheme, the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation (SNIPEF) has announced its new president.
Raymond Leslie, Managing Director of Firth Heating Ltd, based in Lossiemouth, became President of SNIPEF at its Annual Conference, which was held in the Aviemore Conference Centre on Saturday 25th May, 2013.
Raymond is only the fourth President of SNIPEF to come from the Banff & Moray Master Plumbers’ Association. The others were L Bain in 1951, A W Gordon in 1969 and John Fraser who was President in 1977.
In his inauguration speech Raymond said: “By becoming involved with SNIPEF, firstly at Local Association and then at national level, I have had the opportunity of accessing a great deal of helpful information, much of which I have put into practice in my own business. This contact, either with local colleagues or in meeting members from other parts of the country, goes a long way to explaining why trade bodies like SNIPEF still play a vital role in our industry”.
He added: “SNIPEF is always looking to develop new schemes and services for members and our links with companies such as Scottish Water, Business Stream, Northern Ireland Water, Scottish Power and many others also generate real business leads for members”.
Raymond is married to Jackie and they have three children, Nicola, Raymond-Paul, who also works in the business, and Katrina.