To generally watch over, promote and protect the interests of its members.
To encourage and promote a plumbing regulator environment through the upholding, upliftment and abiding of the South African plumbing industry installation and product standards be it mandatory or voluntary.
To promote market growth in the plumbing sector of the building industry by co-ordinating endeavours aimed at establishing a wide awareness of the IOP(SA) member and its credibility.
To foster and encourage the technical skills and business management education of all members through all legislated training and qualification training schemes, and further detailed plumbing education schemes through manufacturers workshops, lectures and group discussions.
To promote to members the application of excellence in work, just and honourable practices in the conduct of business amongst members, consumers and others engaged in the building industry.
To enhance public opinion of the services of IOP(SA) members.
To co operate with other bodies, persons or associations in enforcing and giving effect to its objectives.
To promote and identify the need for the national registration of plumbers, in co-operation with the appropriate Government authorities.
To provide the IOP(SA) membership with current local and international plumbing news, together with the activities of similar plumbing associations through membership of the World Plumbing Council.
To borrow, invest, lend, subscribe or donate money for the furtherance of the purposes of IOP(SA) and the plumbing industry.
To promote good conduct of members through the administration of the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure.
To perform such other lawful actions as may be in the interests of the members and the plumbing industry in general.