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:


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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Are you paying too much for a JIB-UK PHMES CSCS Card?

There is only one official JIB-PMES website. However, there are websites which appear official offering JIB UK-PHMES CSCS card services for additional costs but these companies are not affiliated in any way with JIB-PMES.

The official price for JIB UK–PHMES CSCS card is £35 for a standard application or £90 for a fast track application.

If you are being charged more than £35 for a card and £19.50 for a test please check with the provider what additional services you will receive for the additional cost.

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