The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) is working with SNIPEF to help in engaging with plumbing and heating employers in England and Wales to ensure that the National Occupational Standards for Plumbing & Heating are fit-for-purpose and reflect the competence requirements of the sector.
National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements of the scope of competence that individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding.
NOS are developed for employers by employers through the relevant Standards Setting Organisation.
Graeme Dryden, APHC’s technical services manager, said: “We are inviting employers to attend a free breakfast workshop where they can review the current NOS and advise whether they consider these still to be fit for purpose or whether any improvements are needed.
“Attendees will also have the opportunity to get involved in a Bitesize Tech Talk where we have three topical areas of discussion, plus there will be an open forum where attendees can bring forward other technical topics for discussion.”
APHC are hosting two breakfast workshops on January 29, 2019 in Leeds at Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, 1150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB; and on January 30, 2019, in North Wales at The Oriel Hotel, Upper Denbigh Road, St. Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0LW.