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PIRB And IOPSA Formal Statement Regarding COVID-19 National Lockdown 2020 – Essential Services

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, PIRB, Uncategorized|

IOPSA AND PIRB FORMAL STATEMENT RE: COVID-19 NATIONAL LOCKDOWN 2020 – 26/03/2020 ESSENTIAL SERVICES To whom it may concern, With an unprecedented challenge approaching for all South Africans and our plumbing industry, we as plumbers [...]

Read the PIRB and IOPSA’s formal statement regarding the COVID-19 national lockdown

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, PIRB, Uncategorized|

On Monday 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa took the unprecedented step – in democratic South Africa – in announcing a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For the first [...]

How the COVID-19 coronavirus could impact your plumbing business

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, PIRB, Uncategorized|

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its arrival in South Africa, the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB) took a look at how this can affect your plumbing business. According to Plumber Magazine, there [...]

What you need to know about COVID-19 and plumbing

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, PIRB, Uncategorized|Tags: |

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its arrival in South Africa, the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB) dug a little deeper into some of the questions licensed plumbers might have with regard to [...]

World Plumbing Day 2020: Win great prizes with the PIRB!

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|Tags: |

11 March 2020 is World Plumbing Day!  Win with the PIRB! In celebration of World Plumbing Day worldwide, the PIRB invites all PIRB Professional Plumbers to post a 30-second video depicting the “Importance of Plumbing”. [...]

What you need to know about the Champions 4 Charity boxing event

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The plumbing industry's 'Champions 4 Charity' refers to industry role players and heavyweights who gather once a year for a charity boxing match. Together with a white-collar boxing experience, plumbing industry heavyweights battle it out [...]

How a culture of nice can have a negative impact in your company

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|

Developing a workplace with a “culture of nice” sounds like a worthy goal for any organization. But a workplace that fosters such a culture also needs to ensure the “nice” factor doesn’t mask a hidden [...]

Certificates of Compliance: Compulsory or not?

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Is the Plumbing Industry Registration Board's Certificate of Compliance (COC) compulsory or not? Is it compulsory to issue a PIRB COC, with the assumption that the plumbing works will be unlawful if a PIRB COC [...]

Read: Keeping employees happy goes beyond their salary

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|

According to a recent report, the key to employee retention resides in the perks and benefits you provide that create a pleasant workplace and not just monetary compensation. Anja Smith, managing partner for All Clear [...]

Read: Why it’s important to issue a non-compliance notice

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Calling all plumbers: Here's what you need to know about non-compliance notices As the name implies, a non-compliance notice is a notice that will give notice of any non-compliance issues. In the plumbing industry, this [...]

Four tips to help you keep your plumbing business thriving in January

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

A slow period in your plumbing business (like the month of January) can make you feel like you’re sinking, but there are ways to get out ahead of those problems, writes Michael Williams for Plumber [...]

How to alleviate holiday stress surrounding your plumbing business

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

This time of the year is enjoyable in many ways, but it can also bring added personal stressors that affect both you and your employees within your plumbing business. To get yourself, your business and [...]

Step by Step: The issuing of the plumbing Certificate of Compliance (COC)

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|Tags: |

STEP 1: PROCUREMENT Only current registered Licensed Plumbers are able to purchase uniquely numbered CoC’s via the following methods: » Over the counter from PIRB’s offices » Online » From participating re-sellers/merchants Licensed Plumbers are limited [...]

New PIRB system and website coming soon! Here’s what you need to know:

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Plumbing Industry Board (PIRB) will launch a new system and website soon! Extra Features:  The new system will allow plumbers to purchase COC's in real-time. This means that plumbers can order COC's online, and [...]

World Toilet Day: 4.2 billion people in the world are living without safely managed sanitation services

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

World Toilet Day is commemorated on 19 November and aims to tackle a very important issue; the lack of safe and sustainable sanitation for more than half the world’s population. What is World Toilet Day? [...]

How to make your plumbing business stand out from the rest

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Plumbing businesses regularly juggle a lot of jobs. And with a whole lot of competition out there, how does one stand out? Here are four ways that you can beat the competition. 1. Incorporate unique [...]

Read: Five ways to keep learning about the plumbing industry

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Think you know all you need to about plumbing? Many skilled people feel they don’t have anything new to learn in their chosen field, but as soon as you start thinking that way, you start [...]

Read: How to improve employee accountability in your business

By |November 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Running a plumbing business can be hard, especially when you have to micro-manage your team. When you hire new team members for your plumbing business, you will always have a certain set of expectations for them. [...]

Watch: Frequently Asked Questions about the PIRB [video]

By |November 7th, 2019|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|Tags: |

The Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB) recently released a nifty video for those who wonder about the 'inside world' of the PIRB and how it works exactly. The video ultimately answers a lot of frequently [...]

Top 10 Safety Tips Every Plumber Must Know

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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 [...]

CPD Points: Here’s what you need to know

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 Africa. PIRB registered plumbers are required to [...]

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Exploring Solar Geysers In South Africa

By |September 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Explainer: How to register with the PIRB

By |August 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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 [...]

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Champions 4 Charity: Plumbing industry heavyweights make generous donations

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By |August 1st, 2019|Categories: PIRB, Uncategorized|Tags: |

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 [...]

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Top 10 characteristics of a great plumber

By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

This week we’re exploring the characteristics of a sought-after plumber, to not only get the job, but pump the referrals. PIRB represents the best of the best, whether you’re starting your career or looking for [...]

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The Current State of Plumbing in South Africa – 2019

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Did you know that South Africa has been classified as a water-stressed country by the United Nations Environmental Program? With an annual rainfall of less than 500mm, we fall significantly lower than the world average [...]

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Read: Levels of formal qualifications in the plumbing industry

By |January 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

In a new industry analysis of the plumbing industry for 2019, studies show that there are very low levels of formal qualifications in the plumbing industry. The analysis, commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale [...]

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