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Important Building / Plumbing notice
Some changes have been made to legislation governing the Plumbing Industry relating to the Certificate of Compliance.
The SA Qualifications Authority Board’s (SAQA) has recognised the pluming industry registration board (PIRB) as a professional body and all plumbers must be registered with them. SANS (South African National Standards Authority) has therefore issued an update to SANS 10254. The most important change is the following:
Plumbers are required to issue a PIRB Certificate of Compliance (CoC) to the Insured (or relevant body) for all work they perform on geysers.
Should clients make use of their own plumber in case of emergency, they must insure that a CoC Certificate from the plumber is obtained. This should then be forwarded together with the invoice to your broker/insurer. Should a CoC certificated not being issued the Insurer may endorse the client’s policy.
This is now legislation and applicable to all insurers/clients.
Article by Dorothy Roux