Last edited 04 Feb 2022

Approved Plumber

The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and The Water Byelaws 2000 (Scotland) was published by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) in May 2001.

It states that plumbing must be properly installed and maintained and recommends the use of an Approved Plumber who ‘has demonstrated their experience of plumbing work and knowledge of the regulations and have liability insurance cover.’ Additionally, an Approved Plumber ‘will provide a certificate to state that his or her installation or maintenance work satisfies the regulations. If breaches of regulations are found in the certified work, the legal responsibility falls upon the Approved Plumber and not on the owner or occupier’.

Approved Plumbers generally achieved accreditation under the Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme (WIAPS). This means the person must be properly qualified, which includes:

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Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS), The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and The Water Byelaws 2000 (Scotland), published May 2001.

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