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Using a SNIPEF Licensed Plumber gives you peace of mind that you are choosing a plumbing business which uses properly trained and qualified operatives.

The SNIJIB regulates and controls employment, health and safety competence, wages and welfare benefits.  

SNIPEF members can access a range of services designed to help their businesses run more efficiently and profitably.


The only recognised industry route for a plumbing apprenticeship is achievement of the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Plumbing.



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Micro- Renewables
The plumbing and heating industry in Scotland and Northern Ireland installs and maintains a range of micro generation products including solar, biomass and ground and air source heat systems.
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Water Regulations
Water Regulations apply to ALL plumbing systems, water fittings and appliances connected to the public water supply in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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  Member Benefits

As a SNIPEF member business you will have access to professional support, a network of information and expertise as well as financial assistance to help train apprentices, improve and update your operatives skills and help you develop your business.

In addition you can access courses which will improve your technical and commercial skills enabling you to improve your customer care.

The Scottish Government's Approved Certifier of Construction Scheme, our links with BusinessStream and our Water Regulations Approved Contractor Schemes are just some of the reasons of why you should become a SNIPEF member business.

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Latest News

Welcome to October's new member 16/11/15

SNIPEF Awards Shortlists Announced 3/11/15

Meet the Buyer Event - Menzieshill Primary School, Dundee 28/10/15

Tradepoint Offers 27/10/15

Three Scottish SNIPEF members represented at SkillPLUMB final 29/9/15

ADLP Solicitors - new address 23/9/15

Willis - details 23/9/15

Vacancy - Technical Officer 9/9/15

Northern Irish Apprentice wins Gold in major international competition 21/8/15

Rab Sherry 14/7/15

SNIPEF Annual Golf Tournament 2015 25/6/15

SNIPEF publishes 'first' Annual Report 2014/15 24/6/15

SNIPEF elects new President and Office Bearers 10/6/15

Aberdeen plumbing apprentice wins SNIPEF SkillPLUMB Competition 10/6/15

SNIPEF appoints new Regional Training Officer 22/5/15

The SNIPEF Awards 2015 20/5/15

Affordable Warmth Scheme 8/5/15

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 22/4/15

Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland 21/4/15

New online tender system Northern Ireland 17/4/15

Leading Construction Body urges political parties to do more for Construction SMEs 14/4/15

SNIPEF staff have deep pockets - 16/3/15

Internship opportunity - SummitSkills 11/2/15

Fundraising Success - SNIPEF Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch - 27/1/15


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