Useful links

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

Consumer Protection

www.adviceguide.org.uk - Offers the public clear, practical consumer advice

www.tradingstandards.uk - Website of the Trading Standards Institute

 

Education and Training

www.bpec.org.uk - BPEC is a provider of qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials

www.cityandguilds.com - City & Guilds

www.citb.co.uk - CITB deals with recruiting, training and qualifying the construction workforce

www.jib-pmes.org - The Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering services

www.jtltraining.com - JTL is a training provider to the Building Services Engineering Sector

www.learndirect.co.uk - Learn Direct, the UK’s Leading Online Course Provider

 

Government

http://www.beis.gov.uk/ - Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

www.communities.gov.uk - Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

www.defra.gov.uk - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

www.dfes.gov.uk - Department for Education and Skills

www.environment-agency.gov.uk - The leading public organisation for protecting the environment in England and Wales

www.hmso.gov.uk - The Website of Her Majesty's Stationary Office is the place to go to find government documents such as Statutory Instruments

www.ofwat.gov.uk - The Office of Water Services is the Regulator for the water and sewage industry in England and Wales

www.parliament.uk - The gateway website to all UK Parliamentary activity including contact details for MP's and Peers

www.writetothem.com - Provides a facility to write direct to MP's

 

Health

www.gmc-uk.org - The General Medical Council

www.hse.gov.uk - The Health and Safety Executive

www.hpsc.ie - The Health Protection Surveillance Centre is Irelands leading specialist centre for the surveillance of communicable diseases

www.nhs.uk - National Health Service

 

Industry

www.bathroom-association.org - 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.

www.bre.co.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

www.britishwater.co.uk - Trade association with a varied membership of companies covering all sectors of the water and wastewater industry

www.bsi-global.com - The British Standards Institute holds information on British Standards, ISO's, OHSAS, Kitemark and CE marking

www.cbi.org.uk - The Confederation of British Industry

www.ccwater.org.uk - Consumer Council for Water

www.europeanwaterlabel.eu - European Water Label - water efficiency products

www.gassaferegister.co.uk - The Gas Safe Register is responsible for regulating Gas Safety in Great Britain

www.plumberscompany.org.uk - 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.

www.waterregsuk.co.uk - Water Regs UK (formerly the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) - informative information on compliance with Water Regulations

www.watersafe.org.uk - WaterSafe is a free online directory and national accreditation body for competent and qualified plumbers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

www.worldplumbing.org - 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

www.cic.org.uk - The Construction Industry Council (CIC)

www.engc.org.uk - The Engineering Council (UK)

www.engineeringuk.com - EngineeringUK

www.raeng.org.uk - The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)

 

Trade Unions

www.tuc.org.uk - The Trades Union Congress

www.unitetheunion.org - Unite the Union

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