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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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