The Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB – PMES)

Is one of the key bodies within the plumbing and mechanical engineering services sector, our mission is to:

“Be at the heart of the industry to add value to participants’ businesses by providing services that are relevant, effective and reflective of their needs……through a process based on partnership”

We aim to achieve this by providing a range of efficient and relevant services, including:

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UK-PHMES Grading

The purpose of grading is to ensure that plumbers, domestic heating fitters and mechanical pipefitters are suitably recognised for the trade skills and qualifications they possess.

The responsibility for operative grading has now been taken by the UK Plumbing, Heating & Mechanical Engineering Services Registration Scheme (UK-PHMES). This is the first time that Grading in England & Wales has been harmonised with Grading in Scotland & Northern Ireland

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UK-PHMES CSCS Registration Card

Cards are available for all trades and related occupations in the plumbing industry. Your card depends on your qualifications and your occupation.

Blue cards are for operatives with a full NVQ2 or equivalent. Gold cards are for operatives with advanced qualifications – NVQ3 or equivalent

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Holiday Credit Scheme

The JIB-PMES Holiday Credit Scheme

The JIB-PMES operates a centrally managed, Inland Revenue approved holiday credit scheme for the Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services industry.

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Important Notice

Card holders working on gas must hold a current Gas Safe registration. To check their current status please telephone Gas Safe 08004085500 www.gassaferegister.co.uk