WaterSafe Accreditation Scheme

WaterSafe is the nationally branded plumbing assurance scheme, promoting compliance with Water Fittings Regulations and Scottish Water Bylaws to contribute to the safety of drinking water supplies and the protection of consumers. It provides recognition for competent plumbers and assurance of competence and compliance to customers seeking water supply plumbing work.

WaterSafe is an ‘umbrella’ body and national brand for current Approved Contractor Person (ACP) schemes including: Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) Ltd., Water Industry Approved Plumbers’ Scheme (WIAPS), Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), Anglian Water’s A Plus, Thames Water’s TAPS and Severn Trent’s WaterMark schemes.

What are the benefits?

With its strong links to the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and backing from the water supply industry, WaterSafe is a comprehensive resource for water regulations advice.

WaterSafe accreditation will provide real benefits for customers and for plumbing businesses. Customers will be reassured they are dealing with professional and competent plumbers and the plumbers will receive recognition of their professional status under a national trusted brand. Members of the scheme will be listed on the WaterSafe website which is a national search facility providing the opportunity to reach more customers.  Members will also be able to display WaterSafe branding on their vehicles and stationery to gain extra credibility and carry the stamp of approval.

The scheme is supported by the government watchdogs for drinking water, the Drinking Water Inspectorate in England and Wales, the Drinking Water Inspectorate (Northern Ireland), and the Drinking Water Quality Regulator in Scotland.

NHS guidance advises all hospital trusts to use approved WaterSafe approved plumbers in their premises, in order to safeguard public health.

All APHC members who have a Water Regulations certificate alongside a full plumbing qualification can join WaterSafe for FREE!