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SNIPEF membership – a commitment to higher standards

Our success is based on providing professional and practical assistance to members and developing relevant and practical services.  Our key role is to keep members ahead of the competition and apace of change, to help improve and develop business performance.

As a SNIPEF member you have exclusive access to a range of schemes and services to help you run a responsible, successful and profitable business.  We have worked with our partner firms over the years to develop products that we know will meet the needs of today's professional plumbing and heating businesses.

Our industry-specific schemes provide peace of mind and take the hard work out of catering for your own and your employees' needs.

SNIPEF supports your business:

Access to specialist advice on employment, industrial relations, technical and training issues

Our experienced team are on-hand to help advise members on a range of topics.


Access to competitively priced holiday and sick pay schemes

A scheme designed to meet the needs of plumbing and heating businesses.


Private medical insurance

Reassurance and peace of mind at competitive premiums.


Free listing on our Need a Plumber website

Apprentice training

Access to financial assistance to help you take on and train apprentices.


Approved Certifier of Construction (ACCS) - Scotland only

The ability to self-certify drainage, heating and plumbing work that is subject to a building warrant. Save time and money for your business and your customers by becoming an approved certifier.


Legionella Risk Assessment

HSE legislation (ACOP 8) requires that public buildings and lettings are risk assessed and disinfected for legionella regularly. SNIPEF members can access training in order that they are approved to carry out such inspections and issue the appropriate certification.



Your business will be listed on the searchable plumbing services database on the WaterSafe website. Scottish Water and Northern Ireland Water only recommend using WaterSafe registered businesses.


SNIPEF saves you money:


Kane Flue Gas Analysers

SNIPEF members benefit from discounts and trade-in offers.


Exclusive discounts on Renault vehicles


Industry-specific insurance services

A range of competitively prices insurance services, including PL and EL, created for plumbing and heating businesses

is available from our appointed insurance broker, Jelf Clark Thomson, who are authorised by the FCA, reference number 301310.

The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Clark Thomson Insurance Brokers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Not all products and services offered are regulated by the FCA.

Legal advice from an independent firm

Anderson Strathern offer free legal advice, demand letters and a reduction on standard rates for SNIPEF members.

SNIPEF keeps you informed:


Through our specialist quarterly members magazine, Plumb Heat

On our dedicated members only area of  the website, www.snipef.org

Through regular issuing of technical updates and the provision of advance warning of legislation changes that affect your business.



Apply for Membership now -

 with our online application form >

with our download application form >


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