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Updates from Master Plumbers and the wider industry.

  • 25th of October 2018

    PGD Act Review - Master Plumbers submission

    The Government is reviewing the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.

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  • 8th of May 2018

    PGD training research project released

    The Skills Organisation has released the summary report of Stage One findings from its Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying (PGD) Benchmarking Evaluation project.

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  • Health & Safety
    24th of April 2018

    Working with or near asbestos

    A new WorkSafe guide for plumbers who work for themselves or have other people (including apprentices) working for them.

    Tags: asbestos  
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  • Health & Safety
    1st of March 2018

    Status of wiring rules

    Standards Australia has announced that a new edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018 (the ‘wiring rules’) is expected to be published in March.

    Tags: electricity  
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  • Plumbing
    15th of February 2018

    Fletcher Building "needs to place blame on its own doorstep"

    The country’s leading trades organisation has refuted any suggestion that subcontractors contributed to the challenges facing Fletcher Construction.

    Tags: construction  
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  • gasfitting
    2nd of February 2018

    Caravan gas installations – have your say!

    A recently released draft amendment to the caravan installation code seeks to standardise compliance plate requirements across New Zealand and Australia.

    Tags: health & safety  
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  • Plumbing
    20th of November 2017

    Hazardous substances in the workplace

    On 1 December the rules for managing hazardous substances in the workplace moved from the HSNO Act to the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA).

    Tags: health & safety   hazardous substances  
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  • Plumbing
    10th of November 2017

    Registered for your New Zealand Business Number?

    The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a unique number used to identify a business. Whether you're a large commercial plumbing firm or a self-employed drainlayer, all businesses in New...

    Tags: business advice  
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  • gasfitting
    28th of September 2017

    Hoses for use as LPG pigtails

    Reports of failed components in continuous flow water heaters led the LPG Association some years ago to investigate what contaminant had caused the failure.

    Tags: gasfitting  
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  • Plumbing
    24th of August 2017

    Master Plumbers calling for reform to Standards NZ

    Master Plumbers is supporting the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (STCF) in its call for urgent Government action to review current legislation governing quality standards in New Zealand.

    Tags: standards   plumbing products  
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