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  • gasfitting
    15 May 2018

    Tradesman and Certifying classes to remain

    The PGDB recently consulted on whether to retain two classes of registration—Tradesman and Certifying.

    Tags: registration   licensing  
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  • Apprentices
    8 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.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Compliance
    24 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. Read it HERE

    Tags: asbestos  
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  • Compliance
    23 April 2018

    Portable gas heaters should be banned from Kiwi homes

    Master Plumbers wants portable gas heaters banned from all residential properties in New Zealand, because of the serious risks they pose to your health and safety.

    Tags: heating  
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  • Drainlaying
    29 March 2018

    First-ever plumbing block courses for Hawke's Bay

    A partnership between Skills and Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) is bringing a local flavour to Hawke’s Bay trade apprenticeships.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • gasfitting
    26 March 2018

    2018 Master Plumber of the Year Award

    Hutt Gas and Plumbing took out the prestigious Master Plumber of the Year Award at the 2018 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held at Claudelands in Hamilton on Friday 23 March.

    Tags: awards  
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  • Compliance
    1 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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  • Media & Advocacy
    15 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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