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Mission Statement


"An Association of Specialist contractors committed to
providing the best practices in plumbing, draining and
gasfitting for the protection of public health, safety and
the environment".

Serving Community Health

The Association strongly believes in the importance of the
plumbing contractor's role in the front line of community
health, through guaranteeing the highest standards of
drinking water quality and sanitation. In promoting the
interests of the plumbing contractor, the Association sees
as a benefit a stronger, more efficient Plumbing Industry
and therefore greater standards of health for our society.

The Association lobbies, on the industry's behalf, all levels
of political representation, together with all water and gas
supply, sewerage/drainage, public works, environment
protection, and other relevant authorities.

Areas in which the Association has had, and/or is having,
success in its representations within this context are:
security of payment (particularly for the subcontracting
sector of the building industry's payment chain) and the
curtailment of unfair competition by public utilities against
plumbing contractors in private sector contract work.

We have always supported the most stringent standards
of licensing and regulation to safeguard the quality of
workmanship in the trade. Through the relevant regulatory
authorities we campaign actively against unlicensed and
unqualified operators in and around the industry.

The Association is dedicated to serving the needs of
plumbing contractors regardless of the size of their
business, from sole traders to major plumbing employers
and across all sectors of the Plumbing Industry from
general plumbing through to specialised fields such as
scald preventing water control systems, laboratory and
other advanced gas systems, fume removal, residential fire
control and computerised urban irrigation. An important
member group are engaged in air conditioning, heating and
ventilation contracting, which together with other work is
known as mechanical services.