Useful links

Here you will find a number of useful links for those working in the plumbing and heating industry:

Consumer Protection - Offers the public clear, practical consumer advice - Website of the Trading Standards Institute


Education and Training - BPEC is a provider of qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials - City & Guilds - CITB deals with recruiting, training and qualifying the construction workforce - The Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering services - JTL is a training provider to the Building Services Engineering Sector - Learn Direct, the UK’s Leading Online Course Provider - Future Learn hosts a range of online engineering courses, incluidng free and paid for options


Government - Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy - Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Department for Education and Skills - The leading public organisation for protecting the environment in England and Wales - The Website of Her Majesty's Stationary Office is the place to go to find government documents such as Statutory Instruments - The Office of Water Services is the Regulator for the water and sewage industry in England and Wales - The gateway website to all UK Parliamentary activity including contact details for MP's and Peers - Provides a facility to write direct to MP's


Health - The General Medical Council - The Health and Safety Executive - The Health Protection Surveillance Centre is Irelands leading specialist centre for the surveillance of communicable diseases - National Health Service


Industry - The Bathroom Manufacturers Association acts as an information highway between Industry, Government and the consumer on all issues that affect the bathroom business in the UK. - The Building Research Establishment holds one of the worlds largest construction industry bookshops and also offers a wealth of information on a massive number of subjects - Trade association with a varied membership of companies covering all sectors of the water and wastewater industry - The British Standards Institute holds information on British Standards, ISO's, OHSAS, Kitemark and CE marking - The Confederation of British Industry - Consumer Council for Water - European Water Label - water efficiency products - The Gas Safe Register is responsible for regulating Gas Safety in Great Britain - Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCP) is one of the oldest Livery Companies in the City of London. It actively supports the craft, the City and the less fortunate. - Water Regs UK (formerly the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) - informative information on compliance with Water Regulations - WaterSafe is a free online directory and national accreditation body for competent and qualified plumbers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. - The mission of the World Plumbing Council is to unite the world plumbing industry to safeguard and protect the environment and the health of nations, for the benefit of all


Professional Bodies - The Construction Industry Council (CIC) - The Engineering Council (UK) - EngineeringUK - The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)


Trade Unions - The Trades Union Congress - Unite the Union

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