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  • 09 Jul 2020 2:12 PM | Anonymous

    MEDIA RELEASE

    DATE: 24 June 2020

    RE: NRCS issues a stern warning against the illegal trade practice of Geysers

    The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) has been inundated with complaints on the sale and advertisement of second hand/refurbished geysers that do not comply with the applicable technical regulation (VC 9006) for hot water storage tanks for domestic use. In response, the Regulator conducted inspections and discovered a surge in the illegal selling of refurbished geysers.

    All geysers, new and modified, must conform with the safety and labeling requirements as outlined in the technical regulation before being offered for sale. It is therefore required of any business trading in these products to submit an application for approval of sale to the NRCS.

    Through this process, an applicant, importer or manufacturer of a regulated products is required to submit a sample of a product and a full test report acquired from an accredited testing facility for examination, testing or evaluation to determine compliance with the relevant compulsory specifications that are in force before the Letter of Authority Certificate (LOA) is issued.

    The Regulator assesses the evidence of conformity supplied by the applicant and grant approval when the mandatory requirements have been met. This is rigorous administrative and technical process which is followed to ensure that no LOA Certificates are issued to unscrupulous traders, manufactures or importers.

    All industry players, contractors, insurance companies and other interested parties are therefore warned not to manufacture or sell non-compliant second hand or refurbished geysers if not approved by the NRCS.

    Non-compliant products are hazardous and can cause harm to consumers. Similarly, faulty geysers can easily explode or cause an electric shock when used and are also not energy efficient.

    Research has indicated that geysers account for up to 39% of household electricity bills and it is hoped that the enforcement of the regulation by the NRCS will decrease the energy demand and bring much needed relief to consumers who are feeling the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

    Suppliers and manufacturers shall ensure that the product’s energy consumption information is provided on the label and dealers must ensure that they affix the supplied label on the outside of displayed products and ensure that potential end-users are provided with product energy efficiency class and energy consumption data before purchase.

    The NRCS would also like to urge South African consumers to be alert and request sellers to produce proof of compliance (LOA) for products before they purchase them.

    Enforcing VC 9006 is in line with the NRCS’s mandate of protecting human health, safety, the environment and ensuring fair trade as well as rooting out non-compliant products in the market.

    For media interviews, please contact Mirriam Moswaane on 012 482 8826 / 083 364 2007 and for technical queries please contact Bongani Khanyile on 012 482 8886

    ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL REGULATOR FOR COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS (NRCS).



  • 01 Jul 2020 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    SqwidNet partners with the Institute of Plumbing South Africa to transform plumber training in the industry.  The Digital Plumber Training Program provides 4IR skills to future proof the business of plumbers and drive water-saving behaviour across the country.


    SqwidNet, the only licensed Sigfox operator in South Africa, has partnered with the country’s leading plumbing body, the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA), to launch a South African first: the Digital Plumber Training Programme. This unique training programme was developed in collaboration with Macrocomm, an IoT (Internet of Things) company, and Ontec (a leading utility services provider) to provide plumbers with the digital skills and practical know-how required to embrace the digital era,  advance their customer offering and grow their business.

    “Plumbers sit at the forefront of the water challenges currently facing South Africa, but only a few know how digital solutions can eradicate many of these challenges,” says Phathizwe Malinga, managing director of SqwidNet. “This training programme is designed to empower plumbers so they can digitise their current service to their customers, commercially evolve their offerings, and drive adoption of smart water solutions.”

    The Digital Plumber Training Programme designed by Macrocomm’s Smart Academy consists of two modules: a Technical and Installation Module, and a Personal Selling Module.   The Personal Selling module adds uniqueness and depth to the programme by focussing on the propositioning and business acumen aspects needed by plumbers to develop their business model, and confidently articulate the digital-solution value to customers. 

    IOPSA and the Plumbing Industry Registration Body (PIRB) have accredited the programme and awarded four CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points to the Technical and Installation module, and three CPD points to the Personal Selling Module.   Plumbers require 25 CPD points per year to maintain their professional registration with PIRB. This programme supports and promotes the continuous development of the plumber’s skills and knowledge; offering plumbers a novel way to remain relevant and compliant with registration requirements. This training programme was originally developed as a hands-on, in-class programme, has subsequently been adapted to an online programme to suit the new regulations put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “We crafted a specialised offering for plumbers that is designed to give them the skills, understanding, and expertise they need to expand their market share and offer their customers new and inventive solutions,” says Nick Joubert, National Training Manager at IOPSA. “They can use the skills that they learn in the programme to create consumer-friendly solutions, that they can easily sell.  Certified Digital Plumbers have the flexibility to bundle the offering as their own or develop it into more advanced solutions for the business market through partnerships.”

    “The training programme itself is delivered by IOPSA and Macrocomm, both companies providing essential expertise and support to those attending the course,” says Joubert. “It is focused on upskilling plumbers and assisting them with the transition to the IoT based smart water solutions. It also introduces them to SABS approved smart water solutions that leverage IoT to meet the pressing water scarcity issues in the country.”

    Complimentary to the Digital Plumber training is an off-the-shelf Sigfox enabled smart water solution, designed, and built with SqwidNet partners, Macrocomm and Ontec.  The solution is intuitive, simple, and cost-effective – ideally suited for certified digital plumbers to take to market. 

    SqwidNet Chief Solution Officer, Ushal Moonsamy adds that bringing together expert partners was crucial in designing the ground-breaking Digital Plumber initiative. This has resulted in the crafting of a holistic solution for plumbers that includes IoT technical and sales skills development, an easy to use smart water product, nationwide availability, and support. “It’s this type of trust and collaboration that shifts industries forward, changes behaviours and achieves exponential outcomes.”

    The smart water meter solution allows certified digital plumbers to convert their customers’ ordinary water meters quickly and easily into smart water meters.  The solution enables the plumber to advance their offering by providing a service to proactively manage leak detection, effect necessary repairs and maintenance repairs, and systematic ways in which to reduce water consumption.  When the solution detects water leaks, it instantaneously notifies the homeowner or business owner, and the plumber who can quickly and proactively fix the problem. The solution not only offers immense financial value to the user in terms of preventing bill shock – sudden astronomical bill due to undetected leaks - but also provides everyone with real-time awareness of their water usage and consumption patterns over time.  The smart water solution is app-enabled - using their mobile device, users can set goals, monitor their usage, and constructively challenge themselves to change their water-using habits.

    “Understanding how and when water is used not only saves money for the customer, but it also goes a long way towards managing the current water crisis,” concludes Malinga. “Every part of this solution, from the training course to the tools and solutions on offer, has been designed to support one of the very real challenges that our country faces today.”

    The Digital Plumber Training Programme, developed by SqwidNet, Macrocomm, Ontec, and IOPSA, is the first accredited training programme of its kind in South Africa and the local industry. It creates new opportunities for plumbers in the country and ensures that they gain highly relevant skills while completing their mandatory CPD training and simultaneously changing the game in water conservation.

     


  • 28 May 2020 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Rory,

    Thank you for your request for advice for plumbers to flush out pipes impacted by water stagnation during the COVID-19 lockdown. The information provided here is intended to raise awareness and provide guidance on water quality issues pertinent to stagnation resulting from the COVID-19 lockdowns with specific reference to Legionella risks. The information is based on literature currently available. As more research is done information may change.

    Guidance to managing Legionella risks in building water systems with no or reduced occupancy during COVID-19 lockdown

    In compliance to the government COVID-19 lockdown regulations, many buildings including offices, retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, factories, schools, gyms, community centres among others were left unused or sub-operational with no or low occupancy for a significant amount of time. This leads to potential water stagnation in water pipes, fixtures, and storage tanks as water usage was reduced significantly or brought to a halt in some instances. Another possible consequence of the lockdown is the inability to monitor and maintain cold or hot water systems as required. These conditions can create hazards due to deterioration of water quality with possible adverse health risks to returning occupants.

    Building water quality concerns during lockdown

    As the government begins to ease lockdown restrictions and more companies prepare to re-open, it is important that building owners and operators are aware of concerns that could threaten the quality and safety of the water in their premises. An unintended health risk that could result from the fight against COVID-19 is legionellosis.  Legionella infections can cause Legionnaires’ disease (a severe type of pneumonia) and Pontiac fever (a mild form), collectively known as legionellosis. Persons with compromised immune systems are at risk of contracting the disease, similar to COVID-19.

    A conducive environment for Legionella growth

    • A stagnant water system provides the ‘right’ conditions and a potential breeding ground for bacteria such as Legionella to proliferate due to several reasons.
      • Hot and cold water temperatures can stabilise into a range that favours Legionella growth (25–40°C)
      • The chlorine disinfectant added to the water supplied to a building can drop to ineffective levels
      • Stagnation can promote biofilms to develop in pipes and fixtures
    • Once established in a building’s plumbing, Legionella can be dispersed by aerosol generating activities, potentially exposing individuals through inhalation of aerosols

    Building water systems and devices impacted by stagnation

    Systems and devices that are prone to water stagnation during a lockdown include:

    • Toilets and showers
    • Sink faucets
    • Eye wash stations
    • Emergency showers
    • Irrigation and fire hoses
    • Cooling towers
    • Evaporative condensers
    • Decorative fountains
    • Hot tubs and spas
    • Misters, atomisers and humidifiers

    Recommendations to safe re-opening of buildings during or after the risk-adjusted easing of COVID-19 lockdown

    Building owners and operators must take all reasonably practicable precautions to control any water hygiene-related risks that may have arisen during the lockdown such as Legionella growth. Professional assistance is recommended to evaluate these factors so that appropriate measures can be taken. Given the variability and complexity of plumbing, generalizations are not possible. The main concern is whether the water poses unacceptable health risks to building occupants, which can differ drastically in terms of building size and complexity, length of shutdown, likely integrity of the system, vulnerability of occupants, and water uses. All procedures implemented should be documented.

    Risk assessment

    Purpose

    Risk assessments are done to check system integrity and should inform measures to be followed to restore water quality to pre-COVID conditions.

    Considerations

    • Review water hygiene and Legionella risk assessment to reflect current usage and consider whether there is a heightened risk of Legionella as a result of the lockdown.
    • Risk assessment should be carried out by a trained and competent person.
    • Where risk is identified, appropriate steps (such as interim control measures such as flushing or water testing and/or treatments) should be determined and actioned in a timely manner.

    Flushing

    Purpose

    Flushing replaces low quality water with high quality ‘fresh water’ from the municipal supply thereby removing contaminants and biofilms that accumulated during stagnation. Repeated flushing maybe required to bring the building water system back to baseline conditions

    Considerations

    ·        Consider flushing the entire building water system including hot and cold water through all points of use (showers, faucets etc.)

    • It may need to occur in segments due to facility size and water pressure issues
    • Flushing order also matters and professional assistants might be required to help understand plumbing configurations and flushing volumes

    ·        Flushing should proceed in one direction and zone-by zone, starting from the point of entry going progressively to the distal points of the plumbing system

    • It is advisable to flush cold water first followed by hot water

    ·        Consider removing some plumbing components (aerators, showerheads, filters) that restrict flow rates but remember to clean and disinfect bypassed components

    • Flushing requirements are site-specific but run the water until a constant cold water temperature is maintained and disinfectant is detected   

    Clean and disinfect fixtures

    Purpose

    Some components of the water system need additional measures because they can generate aerosols. Cleaning of fixtures removes contaminants and biofilms from the complex internal structures at the point of discharge.

    Considerations

    • Remove aerators, faucets, shower heads etc. and clean and disinfect with bleach before returning to service

    Shock disinfection

    Purpose

    Disinfection is particularly important when the facility serves a vulnerable population, such as immune-compromised individuals or the building is a large system with a history of contamination with Legionella or other harmful microorganisms

    Considerations

    • Facility staff can send a high dose of disinfectant such as chlorine through the building or raise temperatures to kill the microbes
    • Disinfectants such as chlorine are dangerous to handle and can cause serious damage to plumbing system components if not properly used
    • In most cases, flushing buildings with water that has normal amounts of chlorine as supplied by the municipality is sufficient for cleaning the water system
    • Get professional assistance regarding methods and chemicals compatible with plumbing material
    • Thoroughly flush the system before and after shock-disinfection to improve results and remove disinfectants

    How do you know if your procedure has been effective and water is now safe for use?

    • Consider collecting water samples for Legionella and portability tests at a qualified and reputable laboratory
    • Verify potable water disinfectant residuals
      • Chlorine residuals should be monitored at the point of entry to verify sufficient disinfectant levels are provided to the building
      • Chlorine residuals should also be monitored at locations throughout the building to ensure flushing minimizes degradation of disinfectant residuals at the points of use
      • Free chlorine residuals should be monitored if the building is supplied with chlorinated water, and total chlorine residuals monitored if supplied with chloramine treated water

    Worker protection

    Ensure safety of workers during the flushing, cleaning and disinfection procedures

    • Workers should be competent and appropriately trained for the work they will be doing
    • Appropriate PPE e.g. gloves, N95 masks (fit-tested), and face shields, should be worn to prevent exposure from disinfection chemicals, and potentially contaminated splashes and aerosols
    • Avoid splashing and creating aerosols during flushing by using hoses to connect taps or shower head ends directly to drains, or by opening outlets slowly
    • Prevent exposure of workers to chemicals or high temperature water by using signage or access control
    • Social distancing protocols should be observed during risk assessments, cleaning and disinfection procedures

    The information provided here is intended to raise awareness and provide guidance on water quality issues pertinent to stagnation resulting from the COVID-19 lockdowns with specific reference to Legionella risks. The information is based on literature currently available. As more research is done information may change.

    Author:

    Noncy Gomba, PhD

    Senior Research Scientist

    National Health Laboratory Service

    National Institute for Occupational Health

    Immunology and Microbiology Department

    PO Box 4788, Johannesburg, 2000, RSA

    Office: +27 (0) 11 712 6404

    Email: NoncyG@nioh.ac.za | Website: http://www.nhls.ac.za; http://www.nioh.ac.za

    References

    CDC Guidance for Building Water Systems: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html  

    CDC Guidance for Building Water Systems: Ensure the safety of your building water system and devices after a prolonged shutdown (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html)

    Proctor, C., Rhoads, W., Keane, T., Salehi, M., Hamilton, K., Pieper, K. J., … Whelton, A. (2020, April 8). Considerations for Large Building Water Quality after Extended Stagnation. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/qvj3b      

    Rhoads, William, and Caitlin Proctor. “Frequently Asked Questions - Building Water Safety in Response to COVID-19.” Center for Plumbing Safety - Purdue University, Purdue University, engineering.purdue.edu/PlumbingSafety/covid19/faq-building-water-safety.


    DOWNLOAD THE FORMAL LETTER HERE

  • 21 May 2020 9:38 AM | Anonymous


    SANITIZING AND HANDS-FREE EQUIPMENT

    Harscan has developed a range of products and solutions to assist with the regulated requirements in terms of sanitation and general safety.

    Click here to download the product list!


  • 28 Apr 2020 9:55 AM | Anonymous

    Date

    Time

    Field

    Presenter

    Topic

    28-Apr

    Tuesday

    07h00 - 07h30

    OHS

    Chris Coetzee

    OHS

     

     

    11h00 - 12h00

    Compliance Auditor

    Steve B

    CA SLA Requirements

     

     

    13h00 - 14h00

    Plumber Training

    Annie

    Social Media

     

     

    16h00 - 17h00

    Bus Development

    Brad Boertje

    DOING BUSINESS WITH THE IOPSA CONTRACT FOR MINOR PLUMBING WORKS: Module 5: Default and dispute resolution

    29-Apr

    Wednesday

    07h00 - 07h30

    Motivational

    Debbie

    TBA

    11h00 - 12h00

    Plumber Training

    Robbie Webb

    Lixil

     

     

    13h00 - 14h00

    Plumber Training

    Annie

    Reading a Balance Sheet, the lay-man’s guide

     

     

    16h00 - 17h00

    Bus Development

    Brad Boertje

    DOING BUSINESS WITH THE IOPSA CONTRACT FOR MINOR PLUMBING WORKS: Module 6: Balancing contractual astuteness and business relationships

    30-Apr

    Thursday

    07h00 - 07h30

    Tech Talks

    Adriaan, Maruis, Richard, Herman, Steve

    Q&A Session

     

     

    11h00 - 12h00

    Compliance Auditor

    Steve B, Lea, Brendan, Herman

    Covid return and New Auditing system principles

     

     

    13h00 - 14h00

    Plumber Training

    Debbie Donaldson

    Returning to work after Lockdown

     

     

    16h00 - 17h00

    Bus Development

    Henk

    Vermont - Anchors/ Rawl bolts

    To register to attend these webinars please click here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/200441375732992524

    Tuesday morning English ToolBox Talk: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8343009958858875907   

    Thursday morning Tech Talks: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7749421017492711171


  • 28 Apr 2020 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:

     Rehabilitating Stagnant Water Systems

    Post SA Lockdown COVID 19

    Dear valued members 

    As soon as the South African Lockdown COVID-19 period ends, people will start heading back to their work premises that have for weeks now been unoccupied or sparsely used as a result of the lockdown.

    We point out that that water not drawn through a plumbing system within a building over an extended period of time will become stagnant.

    Stagnation of water within building pipes and other water systems may contain excessive amounts of heavy metals. As a result this may support the accelerated growth of many microorganisms and pathogens, such as Legionella Pneumophila https://www.who.int/ that can cause great harm to building occupants. Just as with the COVID-19, those that are at the greatest risk of becoming ill from such pathogens are the elderly and those who are immunocompromised.

    Plumbing systems will therefore have to be prepared for regular use again and IOPSA urges all its members to please place high importance on protecting the public’s health and safety. Therefore, attention should be given to the rehabilitation of such water systems within 5-7 days before the building is re-occupied. Please note that this period may vary from the periods given by local authorities and this would also need to be taken into consideration.

    Below are some guidelines and best practices to be considered to rehabilitate a stagnant water line for regular use again:

    Flushing of all water systems

    • ·        All water systems in buildings will need to be thoroughly flushed prior to being put back into service.
    • ·        Flushing includes the opening of all water outlet taps, mixers, showers including toilets and urinals.
    • ·        Flushing the system will purge the stagnant water and improve water quality.
    • ·        Remember to flush all drinking water fountains. Water coolers need to be emptied, cleaned as per the manufacturer’s requirements, and refilled with fresh potable water.
    • ·        All hot water storage heaters (geyser) including point of use geysers would need to be adequate flushed and heated to a minimum of 60 degrees Celsius for at least 1 hour wherever possible.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The flushing of the water system will depend and differ from building to building. Factors such as building reticulation design and distance from service connection will be one of many factors to consider when trying to determine the time per terminal point to be flushed.

    Taking the above into account, IOPSA cannot give an exact time to allow such purging of stagnant water from each point.
    The licenced plumber will have to evaluate each case on merit and also take into account means to try reduce unnecessary water wastage such as the testing of water quality

    IOPSA encourages good health practices and we urge our members and their staff attending to such rehabilitation of stagnant water systems to please take care and wear the correct PPE. Remember to open taps slowly to avoid splashing and before flushing toilets to close the toilet lids to prevent aerosols filling or splashing from the toilet.

    Other building water systems

    All other water systems in a building, such as water re-use systems (storage tanks), water features such as fountains, and irrigation systems will need to be flushed. Please remember to follow the manufacturer recommendations for disinfecting such water systems. Please refer to SANS 10252-1 ref 6.5.2 and 9.3.2 for more guidance.

    Floor drains and grease traps

    In respect of buildings that have floor drains - be sure to clean and flush the drain and to make sure that the trap is fully restored in order to keep sewer gases from entering the building.

    Grease traps and gulleys need to be cleared, cleaned, and flushed.

    Additional considerations

    Removal and cleaning of end-point devices such as faucet aerators, drinking fountain, water filtration systems, point of use water heaters and filtration systems would be a good practice.
    (Please consult the manufacturer on specific procedures to be followed)

    We recommend that should the occupants need to drink water that they either use bottled water or boil the water first and allow it to cool down before consuming it. This should be implemented for at least the first week of re-occupying the building to allow the water lines to be sufficiently flushed.

    IOPSA Management and staff take this opportunity to thank each and every IOPSA member for their role and contribution to the plumbing industry and especially to the health and safety of our nation.


    Steve van Zyl
    National Technical Manager

    This document may be amended as we identify new or better remedial procedures and recommendations that can be made in protecting our potable water.

    To download the formal statement click here

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    Leakfinda East London +27 437482173 Border
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    Loots Loodgieters (Start date confirmed) 083 688 7174 Free State
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    Monster Plumbing CC (CONFIRMED START DATE) 0861 666 783 Western Cape
    Mr. Fix-It 031 261 1978 Kwazulu Natal
    Mr. Plumb +27 219768234 Western Cape
    MSM Plumbing (Pty) Ltd 083 751 3443 Gauteng
    Muller Mokoena CC (M&M Plumbing)(Start date confirmed) +27 583034681 Free State
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    Optimus Plumbing 012 546 0415 Gauteng
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    Phuzanawe Plumbers CC 076 671 6614 Kwazulu Natal
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    Pieter Rademeyer Plumbers 041 365 0115 Eastern Cape
    Pipe Cleaning and Drains CC 011 789 3838 Gauteng
    PJS Plumbers (Pty) Ltd 031 462 1413 Kwazulu Natal
    PJ's Plumbing & Guttering 011 640 6180 Gauteng
    Plumb It Plumbing Repairs Installations (Pty) Ltd 039 976 0903 Kwazulu Natal
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    Rubiflo (Pty) Ltd trading as Lloyd's Plumbers 041 581 2292 Eastern Cape
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    SDT Plumbers 031 708 5303 Kwazulu Natal
    SE Industries 041 372 1164 Eastern Cape
    Sea Point Plumbing (Start date confirmed) 021 434 9132 Western Cape
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    Stiles Plumbing & Sanware 044 8713222 Southern Cape
    Stonley's Plumbing Services 082 324 7778 Gauteng
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    t/a RPS Builders & Plumbers (Brenmon Business Trust) 041 360 2440 Eastern Cape
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    Williamson Plumbers CC (Start date confirmed) 031 563 3520 Kwazulu Natal
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  • 21 Apr 2020 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    Without modern plumbing in our homes – proper pipework, running water, flushing toilets and the ability to shower, we would find life challenging to say the least as well as somewhat unhygienic! Water is THE most essential constituent for life on earth, in so far as plumbing has evolved to being one of the cornerstones on which modern society has evolved. Plumbing – so important, fundamental and central to civilization in general, that even the great Roman empire recognized how a knowledge and understanding of plumbing, sewerage and waterworks was essential to the advancement of society.

    With an ever-increasing population in high density urban areas life as we currently know it wouldn't be possible without plumbers – working hard in a profession of which they can be justifiably proud!

    According to a British Medical Journal reader survey - Sanitation was the single most important medical advance since 1840 and South Africans can be proud of the fact that due to their excellent sanitation systems they have one of the best public health records in the Western world.

    So, who takes responsibility for South Africa’s sanitary systems?

    It’s you the Proud South African Plumber; who, continues to uphold, encourage and monitor a consistent, efficient and reliable plumbing environment, so as to safe guard and serve the public of this proud nation – South Africa.

    So when you as a Proud and registered Plumber comes to repair a burst geyser, a water leak, a blocked drain, or an interrupted water supply the public can be confident and secure in the knowledge that the tradesperson who answers their call is a skilled Professional known as a Plumber!

    In its response to the coronavirus pandemic the South African government has identified that the plumbing industry is indispensable and that PLUMBERS are ESSENTIAL WORKERS.

    If ever South Africa needed it’s Plumbers - it is NOW!

    During this time of Lock-Down due to the Corona-virus we NEED the services of you as our Proud Plumbers because who else is going to keep the Nation’s water running in our homes, our hotels, our HOSPITALS and wherever we need water to WASH OUR HANDS and a myriad of surfaces in hot soapy water in order to help beat this virus? We NEED professional PLUMBERS, Tradespersons that know how to keep vital services running. It’s the Plumbing profession that keeps this country CLEAN, who not only fix the leaks and keep the water running through the Nation’s taps but who keeps the whole waste-water system functioning, the sewers working and many of the nation’s appliances securely plumbed in!

    We honour the Doctors, the Nurses all the staff that work in hospitals and medical centres. We applaud those that keep our telecommunications open and working, we admire those who keep our information technology systems up and running. We even have a sneaking admiration for our bin-men, our defence force and for those that work in transportation and logistics, the food and agriculture sectors – but so often we forget how important our Plumbers AND the Plumbing Industry are.

    But NO MORE!

    South African PLUMBERS – we not only respect and appreciate your contribution towards your community – we SALUTE YOU and we THANK you for your valuable and vital contribution towards our nation!

    Be Plumber Proud!

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  • 20 Apr 2020 8:44 AM | Anonymous

    IOPSA and PIRB set out in partnership with Harambee to find out how our industry is currently coping with the Lockdown and if they are trading as an essential service. 

    To view the full report and findings please click below to view the full report. 


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