Top 10 Safety Tips Every Plumber Must Know

The World Plumbing Conference 2019 was recently held in Melbourne, and this year’s event took on the theme: The Four Pillars Of Plumbing. These four pillars consist of Participation, Practices, Products, and Protection. In light of Protection, we decided to jump back to the basics and put together a list of the top 10 safety [...]

By |2019-10-01T13:21:30+00:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The extent of informal activity in the plumbing industry – an analysis

The extent of informal activity in the plumbing industry in South Africa recently surprised the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) and the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB). This came after a report commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Skills Development Programme for a Green Economy II on the plumbing [...]

By |2019-09-19T07:20:33+00:00September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CPD Points: Here’s what you need to know

The Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB) is responsible to maintain and effectively administrate a live and updated registration system and database of all active plumbing practitioners within South African. PIRB registered plumbers are required to acquire new and updated levels of knowledge and skills that will not only add measurable benefits to the practice of [...]

By |2019-09-19T07:23:26+00:00September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CPD Points: Here’s what you need to know

Exploring Solar Geysers In South Africa

Locally produced solar geysers are on the rise in South Africa, and SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) has taken notice. As our national electricity provider continues to burrow itself into the ground and rise our electricity costs, looking into an alternative option to heat one’s water only makes sense. In this article, we’ll be [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:17:27+00:00September 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World Plumbing Conference 2019: A unique opportunity for the global plumbing community

Preparations for the 2019 World Plumbing Conference is well underway. Plumbers and people from the industry in general are starting to make their way to Melbourne, Australia for the World Plumbing Conference which is set to kick off on 11 September 2019 all the way through to 13 September 2019. Past conferences have been held [...]

By |2019-09-06T08:19:20+00:00September 6th, 2019|PIRB, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A comprehensive look at the plumbing industry landscape in South Africa in 2019

A recent in-depth plumbing industry analysis done in cooperation with the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) and the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB), shows that the plumbing industry is facing some major challenges. The report, commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Skills Development Programme for a Green Economy II, [...]

By |2019-10-01T08:07:13+00:00September 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Explainer: How to register with the PIRB

Read the following article to find out exactly why and how a plumber should register with the PIRB: It's quite simple, really and it all comes down to this: If a plumber is not registered with the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB), he/she won't be able to issue PIRB Plumbing Certificates of Compliance (CoC's). Why [...]

By |2019-08-27T07:32:18+00:00August 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Explainer: How to register with the PIRB

Champions 4 Charity: Plumbing industry heavyweights make generous donations

Various charity 'boxers' recently handed over their cheques to their chosen charities after stepping out of the Champions 4 Charity boxing ring. One of these champions includes Lea Smith from the Plumbing Industry and Registration Board (PIRB). He recently handed his donation over to the Sutherland High School's charity of choice, Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng in [...]

By |2019-09-17T07:29:47+00:00August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Champions 4 Charity: Plumbing industry heavyweights make generous donations

How To Start A Plumbing Business in South Africa (On A Tight Budget)

You’ve found your calling, you’ve got the certification and you’ve registered with the PIRB. You’re ready to go, but you’ve found yourself at the crossroads of plumber and entrepreneur, and you’re only the expert of one of these. It’s one thing to be a great plumber, it’s a whole other thing to start a plumbing [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:10:45+00:00August 15th, 2019|PIRB, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Start A Plumbing Business in South Africa (On A Tight Budget)

The PIRB and Freedom of Expression: What you need to know

Over the last 20 years since the advent of the internet, it's been easy to get carried away with what you make public and ultimately what you post on social media. That being said, while the risks of social media are both evident and prevalent, irresponsible social media use may result in legal action. After [...]

By |2019-08-20T11:50:00+00:00August 1st, 2019|PIRB, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The PIRB and Freedom of Expression: What you need to know
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