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Institute of Plumbing (IoP) is a professional body concerned
with raising standards of plumbing in the public interest.
It does this through its role as a registered educational
charity, promoting high standards of plumbing to the public
and the plumbing industry.
What are the
of the Institute’s main aims is the introduction of compulsory
registration for those within the plumbing industry. Compulsory
registration of plumbers will benefit individual trades-people,
the industry and the public in many ways. It will raise the
image, reputation and respect of plumbers and plumbing in
the UK and most importantly, eradicate the ‘cowboy’ element.
This will protect public health and safety and enhance the
industry through attracting competent craftsmen and women.
IoP also aims to educate the public to avoid the cowboy and
use IoP members at all times. The Institute’s reputation for
Professionalism, Responsibility and Competence make its members
professionals the public can trust. Members have to abide
by a Code of Professional Standards to ensure this
does the IoP carry out its work?
Institute of Plumbing promotes the industry to government,
the public and manufacturers and aims to work with other bodies
and trade organisations where possible to advance plumbing.
educate members, the Institute offers a range of Professional
Development courses and technical events. It also publishes
a range of technical literature (including the renown Plumbing
Engineering Services Design Guide) and publishes the bi-monthly
plumbing magazine packed with technical information to keep
members up-to-date with the latest innovations in the plumbing
industry. The IoP also runs a government recognised Approved
Contractor Person Scheme and the highly successful Master
To protect the public from incompetent trades-people,
the Institute is constantly working with the media, consumer
groups and the Trading Standards Service.
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