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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.

SNIPEF operate a range of industry schemes including the Approved Certifier of Construction Scheme.  

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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  Technical updates  

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.

To discover how you can become a SNIPEF member business and to request an application form click here>
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  Latest News


SNIPEF supports Quality Plumber Week 2017 4/10/17

SNIPEF Angling Competition 2017 - Lake of Menteith 5/09/17

SNIPEF Clay Pigeon Shooting Event 2017 - County Clays, Dunkeld 24/08/17

SNIPEF Workshop: Commercial Issues 28/07/17

Annual Golf Match 29/06/17

Technical Inspector for North of Scotland 15/06/17

SNIPEF TechDay 2017 - 26 May, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 27/04/17

New era begins for education and training in the UK Plumbing and Domestic Heating Industry 7/03/17

SNIPEF TechDay 2017 - 26 May, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 14/02/17


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