Improving Plumbers’ Licences endorsements
Plumbers’ licences are quite complex documents that are not generally understood by the public. This project aimed to simplify plumbers’ licences for greater consumer protection and safety by providing consumers with a clearer understanding of what services plumbers are actually licensed to perform.
In conjunction with industry representatives the project:
- recommended simplified licences and provided suggested wording
- identified that consolidating multiple licences into a single licence was not necessary
- confirmed plans to design and implement an awareness program about aligning renewals for two types of licence
- identified that targeted periodic testing for licensees endorsed to undertake high risk profile plumbing work was not required.
The next steps involve seeking legal advice to ensure that the wording does not change the scope of the work identified on the licence. There will be further consultation with the Office of the Technical Regulator and industry prior to implementation of the new wording.Back to top