Why join SNIPEF

Since 1923, we have represented the best interests of the plumbing and heating industry, from sole traders to large-scale businesses. We also manage the training of plumbing apprentices, ensuring a skilled workforce in the future.

We support Members to run successful plumbing and heating businesses in a competitive and changing market. We uphold standards of professional plumbing and work with government, industry bodies, and other stakeholders to ensure Members are represented on industry issues.

SNIPEF Membership is a credible way for contractors to separate themselves from rogue traders. It provides reassurance to consumers that they are hiring a qualified professional and will receive a high standard of work.

As part of your SNIPEF Membership, you have access to many benefits, such as:

  • Access to expert support and advice on everything from technical to legal and employment issues
  • Membership of the nationally recognised WaterSafe scheme at no extra cost (provided you meet the criteria)
  • Approved Certifier of Construction Scheme membership fee waived (provided you meet the criteria)
  • Exclusive member discounts including 20% off CHAS accreditation and discounted access to H&S advice via our online partnership with HS Direct
  • Advocacy on important issues affecting your industry, e.g. calling for the use of Project Bank Accounts
  • Access to grants and funding for apprenticeships
  • Access to grants for continual professional development
  • Access to a wide range of insurance cover including Public and Employers Liability via our dedicated insurance broker Marsh Commercial
  • Use of the trusted SNIPEF logo and flyers to accompany quotes
  • A sick pay scheme – protecting you and your employees against the unexpected 
  • A copy of PlumbHeat, our quarterly magazine
  • Attendance to a range of SNIPEF events.

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