Approved Plumber Search

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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.

Water Support Services search

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:

  • Groundworkers
  • Catering installers
  • Point of Use

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

Catering Installers can install commercial kitchen equipment.

Point of Use installers

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.

Emergency Plumber Search

Find a local WaterSafe approved plumber to help with your emergency.

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.

Click here for more information about Emergency Plumbers

Watersafe Meets the Lecturers

Later this month the WaterSafe Installers’ Scheme will be exhibiting at the renowned HIP! Meet the Lecturers events, spanning three months and covering all regions of the UK.

Organised by the publishers of HIP! Magazine, the HIP! Essential Book and Education & Training Monthly, the events will run from February 18 to April 14.

Organiser and magazine editor, Celia Matthews, said: "Last year saw the launch of the HIP! CPD Day specifically geared towards lecturers.
It's an invaluable opportunity for lecturers to get a CPD certificate by meeting manufacturers plus a great chance to network with lecturers from other colleges.
They can also look forward to a free lunch, goody bags and special discounts on products at this fantastic event which is only held once a year."

With more than seventy lecturers expected to attend the six CPD-accredited events, WaterSafe will be highlighting the benefits of membership to lecturers from training centres across the UK which deliver plumbing and plumbing courses recognised by the scheme.

As well as lecturers, each event will be attended by leading manufacturers within the plumbing and heating industry.

Also taking place across the six-day schedule are the regional heats for the HIP! National Apprentice of the Year 2015. Last year, for the first time in its history, a regional heat was won by a female trainee, Hayley Fenix, who was featured in the WaterSafe Get Girls Plumbing campaign.

The events will take place as follows:

18th Feb - Burnley College
20th Feb – New College Durham
26th Feb – Weston College
10th March – Prospects College of Advanced Technology
24th March – Stephenson College
14th April – Bridgend College

To book a place at the event, please email

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