Welcome to PIRB
In keeping with the proposed new labour regulations, and; also the compulsory regulations
being developed under the Water Services Act, and; also the requirements of an increasing
number of local authorities for registration of plumbers, the Institute of Plumbing of South Africa
had commissioned the establishment of inclusive system of registration of all levels of
participants practicing in the plumbing industry.
Under the auspices of the Plumbing Industry, formally represented by the Institute of Plumbing
of South Africa this body has been named the “Plumbing Industry Registration Board” (PIRB).
This initiative was started principally to promote plumbing outcomes that are legally compliant,
sustainable and to protect the health, safety and effective use of water and protection of the
consumers and also the environment for all South Africans.
The PIRB to some extent is based on a model used by the Plumbing Industry Commission in
the (Australian) State of Victoria for –training; qualification; standard setting; registration;
licensing; inspection; enforcement; insurance of work; and quality assurance through the issuing
of plumbing certificates of compliance. The World Plumbing Council has complimented this
model as one worthy of emulation.
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