Keep hold of your old certificates

Installers are being reminded by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) about the value in retaining their plumbing and heating qualification certificates.

Whilst APHC accepts that a large proportion of plumbing and heating engineers may have qualified 20 or 30 plus years ago, having proof of a City & Guilds Craft Certificate or NVQ Level 2 equivalent demonstrates that such experience has been gained after achieving an industry proven standard of practical and theoretical training.

John Thompson, APHC’s CEO, comments: “There are many instances throughout a career in the industry where you will need to produce qualification certificates, such as if you are tendering for work or applying to be on an approved supplier list from a Local Authority.

“Should there be a situation where there is a complaint or where a fault may occur in your work, being able to produce your certificates can help demonstrate that you are competent and qualified to have carried out the work in the first place. If you ever have to make a claim on your public liability policy, you may find that the insurance company will require to see proof of your qualifications before settling.”

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