The Official Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB – PMES) England & Wales

As 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:


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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JIB 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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JIB-PMES Promulgation 176: Employee Rates of Pay, Allowances, Entitlements & Benefits 2018, 2019 and 2020

Promulgation 176 was issued following the JIB-PMES review of the sector pay structure. This resulted in the determination of a new Pay Agreement covering a period of 3 years (2018-2020). The applicable rates and benefits covered in the Promulgation apply to employees of JIB-PMES Participant companies. Further details are available in the National Working Rules (NWR) Handbook, copies of which are available free of charge to employees of Participant companies or at a cost of £15.00 to non-participants. Please click here to view a copy of the Promulgation.

Important Notice

Registration card price increase

The price of JIB-PMES Registration Smartcards is to increase from 03rd September 2018. Details of the exact price rises for each individual card type will be outlined on the new card application forms which will be available from 03rd September 2018.

The price for standard cards will increase by £5.00 from £35.00 to £40.00 and the additional charge for the JIB-PMES fast track service will also increase by £5.00 to £60.00. Apprentice and Trainee cards will not be subject to the price increase and will remain at £20.00.

The price increase is unfortunately necessary as a result of recent rises in a number of administrative costs.

Registration cards will also continure to be provided free of charge to operatives of JIB-PMES participant companies and members of Unite.


May 25th 2018: New Privacy Statement

In order to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the JIB-PMES has updated its data protection and privacy policies. Please click the link to view a copy of our updated Privacy Statement.

Privacy Policy


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