of the new Plumbing UK Registration Scheme are to:
- Standardise the criteria for the issue of Plumbing
JIB/CSCS Registrations Cards in England, Wales, Scotland
and Northern Ireland.
- Have a common design and criteria for Registration
Cards issued by the two Plumbing JIBs with mutual
Both Joint Industry Boards are committed to improving
the levels of competence and professionalism of plumbing
operatives and apprentices working in the plumbing,
heating and mechanical engineering services Industries.
Operatives who wish to attain a UK Plumbing, Heating
& Mechanical Engineering Services Registration Scheme
Card must also complete a CSCS approved health &
safety test which means they can undertake their duties
in a competent and safe manner.
The introduction of the new scheme has meant a rationalisation
of the grading definitions throughout the UK. As a consequence
there will be three recognised grades of plumbers:
- Advanced Plumber
- Technician Plumber
The scheme will also mean the issue of new styled
registration cards. Those who wish to get a new card
may apply to the relevant JIB. Those who hold the old
style card will remain valid until the date of expiry
or they may renew their cards earlier with the new design.