Self Certification for Plumbers and Drainlayers
Gasfitters and electricians self certify their work, whilst plumbers and drainlayers must get local authority sign off for work that requires a plumbing consent.
Master Plumbers has engaged with MBIE and several local councils to launch a remote inspection pilot programme for the plumbing and drainage sector. The pilot launched in Auckland and is now being rolled out in Canterbury.
- The ability for plumbers and drainlayers to self certify would eliminate the significant time delays this causes, increasing efficiency and helping lower building costs.
- Self-certification would also bring consistency across the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying trades.
- The remote inspection pilot programme has provided insights into the benefits of remote inspections, including great efficiency, data collection and record keeping.
What we want
- The remote inspection pilot programme to further progress our ultimate goal of obtaining self-certification for plumbers and drainlayers.