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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.
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.
WaterSafe Makes a Splash in the Plumbing Sector
After launching less than two months ago, WaterSafe has most certainly made a splash in the plumbing sector having already hit the halfway mark for its registration target.
Launched in a prestigious event in London on 8th October, the new WaterSafe plumbing assurance scheme has already signed up 54 per cent of its overall target for businesses registrations. These figures constitute 60% of the target for recognised individuals.
This rapid progress looks set to continue with the WaterSafe team receiving at least one enquiry a day from members when advised that the scheme is endorsed by water companies.
For the first time, WaterSafe brings together all seven Approved Contractors'Schemes under one umbrella organisation, with the aim of providing recognition for competent plumbers. The scheme is a national register, accreditation body and online directory designed to provide consumers assurance of getting a professional, accredited plumber every time.
Julie Spinks, Director of WaterSafe comments: “While we always knew there was massive scope for a unified scheme such as WaterSafe, the response to date has surpassed all expectations. We are thrilled to have already reached half of our estimated registration target and look forward to gaining further members in the months to come.
“This really is only the beginning for us. As we continue to grow, we would encourage all plumbing businesses to sign up with us. Together, we can ensure properly qualified professionals will get the credit they deserve by working together to drive out unethical trading and refocus safety standards for all."