Guide to 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.

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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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Sickness Benefit

Sickness benefit is payable for up to 28 weeks.

To claim sickness benefit for an operative the employer should submit a fully completed ‘Sickness Benefit’ Claim Form together with a sickness certificate.

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How to apply for a card

You can check What cards are available? to see the cards that we can provide, and to check the requirements for your trade card.

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