The 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 Read More

Important Notice: Changes to JIB-PMES CSCS registration scheme

White PRO card phase out

The JIB-PMES has undertaken work to begin phasing out its white Plumbing Related Occupation (PRO) cards. This is necessary in order for us to meet the CSCS and Construction Leadership Council (CLC) requirements in terms of ensuring that appropriate qualifications (at a minimum standard of NVQ L2 or equivalent) are identified for each occupation by 2020.

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Important Note: New requirement for JIB-PMES CSCS Registration card applications through UK NARIC

The JIB-PMES and UK NARIC have developed a new application process for workers with qualifications that were achieved outside of the UK who wish to apply for Blue or Gold JIB-PMES CSCS Registration cards. This new process will come into effect from 02nd January 2019. (more…)

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.


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