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|DESIGNATION ID||DESIGNATION TITLE|
|PROFESSIONAL BODY||DESIGNATION STATUS|
|PIRB - Plumbing Industry Registration Board||Reregistered|
|SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|Good plumbing is not only vital to public health, but is also an integral part of modern day life without the competent plumber disease would be rife, sanitation non-existent and clean, fresh drinking water from a tap only a dream.
Plumbing is a skilled occupation and plumbers install and repair water, drainage, and heating systems in homes, businesses, and factories. They install and repair large water lines, such as those that supply water to buildings, and smaller ones, including ones that supply water to refrigerators. Plumbers also install plumbing fixtures such as baths, showers, sinks, and toilets and appliances such as dishwashers and water heating systems.
Experience plumbers on construction sites may be involved with developing the building plans that show where all the pipes and fixtures will go. Their input helps ensure that the plumbing in a structure meets the building codes, stays within budget, and works well with the location of other features, such as electrical wires.
A Licensed Plumber is a practicing professional who can carry out the plumbing installations and has the authority to issue and sign a Plumbing Certificate of Compliance.
Some vital skills and knowledge needed by a good Licensed plumber are:
|For the Professional Designation to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:|
|Underlying Registered Qualification or Part Qualification:|
|Experiential Learning or Experience|
|This forms an integrated part of the Further Education and Training Certificate or Vocational Certificate during a learnership, internship or apprenticeship.|
|Successful completion of the Plumber Trade Test in terms of the Manpower Training Act Section 28 or 13.|
|Designation RPL Statement|
|This Designation may be awarded through Recognition of Prior Learning.|
|In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the Professional Designation, the professional must comply with the following minimum requirements:|
|Code of Conduct|
|Members must adhere to the Professional Body Codes of Conduct and Ethics.|
|Continuing Professional Development (CPD)|
|Members are required to complete at least a minimum of 5 Plumbing Credits (PC) per year. Each PC will be valid for 12 month period from the date that the activity took place after which it lapses.
Plumbing Credits may be obtained through a variety of relevant activities accredited by the PIRB such as:
> Heat Pump Installer.
> Solar Installer award.
> Kwikot Bench Mark Electric Hot Water Heat Training.
> Assessor and Moderator ETDP training.
> a PIRB Workshop.
> an IOPSA official regional meeting.
> an IOPSA or PIRB Annual General Meeting.
|Ensure that the annual membership fee is paid.|
|PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION PROGRESSION PATHWAY
(The Designation being reported on here is shown in italics.)
|Sequence||Designation ID||Designation Title|
|3||415||Hot Water System Installer|
|5||417||Plumbing Training Assessor|
|PROFESSIONAL BODY WEB ADDRESS:|
|For more information on this Professional Designation, please visit www.pirb.co.za|