APHC calls for industry to champion quality plumbers

Quality Plumber Week 2017 will run between October 2-8.
Quality Plumber Week 2017 will run between October 2-8.
Quality Plumber Week 2017 will run between October 2-8.
Quality Plumber Week 2017 will run between October 2-8.

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is calling for the industry to pull together to champion the diverse skills of plumbing and heating engineers and celebrate the important role that they play in keeping people healthy and safe.

APHC is organising Quality Plumber Week (QPW17) 2017, which will run between October 2-8. QPW17 aims to build upon the success of previous years to unite the entire industry in shining a spotlight on the vital role plumbers play in our communities.

Last year, APHC was delighted to receive more support than ever before for QPW16 where they also received a record number of entries for a ‘Mega Trade Giveaway.’ This included an AKW Wet Room Kit, Bosch Professional Cordless Hammer Drill, BeSMART Thermostat, Klober Wakaflex flashing roll, Intatec Puro bar shower and overhead kit, Iconic by Merlyn Express two-door quadrant shower enclosure, Baxi branded soft shell jackets, and a Reliance SharkBite starter kit.

APHC is currently looking for support from manufacturers and suppliers to donate prizes for a social media competition aimed at plumbers and heating engineers.

APHC would like the whole industry to come together during the week and is calling for manufacturers, suppliers, plumbers, and heating engineers to pledge their support and get involved over social media using the #QPW17 hashtag. During QPW17, APHC will be asking the industry to take part in Twitter polls, to answer a daily plumbing question, to showcase their work by sharing photographs of their quality installations and plumbing work, and by sharing images of their accreditations, qualifications and membership certificates.

This year, QPW17 aims to promote the importance of continuous skills development to the industry and remind the public about the importance of choosing an appropriately qualified plumbing and heating engineer. It also aims to provide consumers with advice for sourcing a quality plumber, while reminding them to always check credentials.

Mark Antrobus, APHC’s president, said: “As a plumbing and heating engineer, you can champion your fellow industry professionals and protect people’s safety through helping them avoid using a rogue trader. You can show your support in many ways including using the official QPW17 logo and promotional materials which can be obtained from APHC’s website.”

John Thompson, APHC’s CEO, added: “Quality Plumber Week aims to unite the plumbing industry to showcase the important work that we do in keeping society healthy, warm and safe.

“As part of our efforts to highlight the importance of continuous skills development, we will have 25 £150 training reward vouchers to giveaway. More information will follow on this during QPW17.

“I hope that everyone will come together to celebrate our industry and help raise the awareness among consumers of the many highly qualified and proficient professionals that we have in our industry.”

There is a range of promotional resources available from the APHC website which are free to download at: www.aphc.co.uk/quality-plumber-week.asp.