The value of training apprentices
Master Plumbers welcomes the Government’s acknowledgement that greater value should be placed on apprenticeships, trades and workplace training.
News and events for members in South Canterbury.
Master Plumbers chief executive Greg Wallace says appropriate measures need to be put in place to detect and manage legionella bacteria in our homes, apartments, schools, rest homes and hospitals.
Long-standing family business MacMillan Plumbing & Gas Ltd is this year’s Master Plumber of the Year. Discover what sets this Auckland and Christchurch-based company apart.
In the wake of today’s explosion in a house in Christchurch, Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ stresses the importance of getting gas appliances regularly serviced.
Many more people with special needs in the Wellington region can now enjoy Riding for the Disabled services, thanks to the generosity of volunteer subcontractors, including members of the Wellington...
Check out the new good practice guidance from WorkSafe on managing health and safety risks associated with excavation work. Read it HERE
As a PCBU, you have legal requirements to protect the health of your workers by identifying hazards and managing the associated risks.
WorkSafe have released an Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos. Previous asbestos guidance in New Zealand focused only on asbestos removal.
AHI Roofing has released an Industry Alert with regard to certain pressed metal roof tiles made before the early 1980s that contain asbestos.
WorkSafe has just released good practice guidelines on the safe design, use and maintenance of scaffolding.
Having a health and safety conversation with your workmates, your boss or your workers is the first action to take to help ensure everyone goes home healthy and safe, says...
Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ support one of our members calling for greater government funding for apprenticeships.
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.
Reports of failed components in continuous flow water heaters led the LPG Association some years ago to investigate what contaminant had caused the failure.
The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a unique number used to identify a business.
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).
A recently released draft amendment to the caravan installation code seeks to standardise compliance plate requirements across New Zealand and Australia.
The country’s leading trades organisation has refuted any suggestion that subcontractors contributed to the challenges facing Fletcher Construction.
Standards Australia has announced that a new edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018 (the ‘wiring rules’) is expected to be published in March.
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.
Before deciding plumbing was the career for him, Kelly Adam completed a commerce degree, majoring in accounting.
A partnership between Skills and Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) is bringing a local flavour to Hawke’s Bay trade apprenticeships.
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.
The Skills Organisation has released the summary report of Stage One findings from its Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying (PGD) Benchmarking Evaluation project.
The PGDB recently consulted on whether to retain two classes of registration—Tradesman and Certifying.
Master Plumbers is disappointed the Government’s budget has failed to acknowledge the contribution employers who take on apprentices make.
One of the common themes The Skills Organisation hear from industry is that not enough teaching is done during block courses and too much time is spent on assessment.
The Government is reviewing the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.
LPG compliance in non-workplacesChanges were introduced to compliance requirements for more than100kg of LPG at non-workplaces on 1 December 2017.
Master Plumbers welcomes the release of the Government's Construction Skills Action Plan, which sets out six initial priority areas to address skills shortages in the construction industry.
To mark World Plumbing Day in 2018, Master Plumbers ran a Facebook competition offering the chance to win the services of a Master Plumber for a day.
Master Plumbers are calling for the Government to undertake an urgent comprehensive review of plumbing products sold in New Zealand following the “lead-crisis” in Australia and independent testing which demonstrates...
We've made some changes to our website to incorporate all the great homeowner information that was previously at www. dontriskit. co.
The Minister of Education announced proposed reforms to our sector yesterday and released a consultation document outlining specifics.
Aaron Jamieson’s small plumbing business was struggling to keep on top of the amount of work coming in.
Plumbing apprentice Caleb Ihaia has learned the hard way that mental health needs to be talked about and better understood—and he’s on a mission to share the message.
If your home is well insulated, it could be time to consider upgrading your heating so every room is warm. Here's all you need to know about hydronic heating.
The 2019 NZ Plumbing Conference was truly incredible – held on the Sunny Gold Coast, with amazing opportunities for networking, sharing member insights and hearing from our excellent guest speakers.
At just 24, Taylor Galloway is running a successful Auckland plumbing business with his wife Olivia—a goal they’ve had since they met in their school years.
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