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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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

Updated requirements for NARIC applications

In light of recent cases relating to the fraudulent obtaining of CSCS cards, the JIB-PMES is introducing an increased level of checking to protect those people genuinely applying for JIB-PMES CSCS Registration cards by providing statements of comparability through UK NARIC.

From Monday 12th November 2018 all card applicants who are submitting NARIC equivalence reports as evidence of genuinely obtained comparable foreign qualifications, will also be required to provide the JIB-PMES with a copy of their current photographic ID (e.g. Biometric Residence Permit or Passport).

From Monday 12th November 2018 any applications received which rely on NARIC equivalence reports as evidence of technical capability will not be processed unless valid, current photographic ID can also be provided.

Christmas shutdown

Please note the JIB-PMES office will be closed from 12.00pm on Friday 21st December 2018 until 9.00am on Wednesday 02nd January 2019.

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