APHC Licensed Membership
Licensed Membership is operated by APHC Ltd. and is reserved for plumbing and heating businesses that work to defined trading standards and have appropriate levels of insurance. Licensed members must also ensure that only competent plumbers and heating engineers are employed to undertake plumbing and heating work.
Being a Licensed member means we will support you in 7 key ways.
1. Win business
The APHC logo can be used as an independent ‘stamp of approval’ to visually differentiate yourself from competitors and rogue traders. You can use the ‘Why use an APHC member’ flyer to reinforce this message with customers.
We promote members to people looking to source a qualified plumbing and heating engineer and our website receives daily search requests for local members.
2. Free unlimited technical, legal and commercial advice
No matter what issue may come your way you can be confident that together we can help find a solution through our helplines, business guides and document templates.
You also have the ability for your customers to use our free conciliation service where we aim to swiftly resolve disputes with an amicable outcome for all parties involved
3. Exclusive access to discounted products and services
You can benefit and save money on Business Insurance, Debt Collection, Card Payment Processing, Breakdown Cover, MOTs & Autocare, Vehicle Tracking, Vehicle & Equipment Loans, Petrol & Diesel and you can save on the high street with APHCoffers4u.
Membership allows you to make low cost Gas Notifications from just £1.85 per notification. We also provide access to a specialist plumbing and heating pension scheme.
4. Access new and growing markets
You have the opportunity to join our Free Water Regulations Certification Scheme to ensure compliance with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations.
We also run a Legionella Risk Assessment and Disinfection Scheme to demonstrate that you understand the risks associated with legionella, are able to implement a risk assessment and carry out remedial action where necessary.
5. Skills and knowledge development
You can develop and grow your business through our discounted training programme which includes one-day courses on Water Regulations, Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection, Sanitary & Above Ground Drainage and Wet Room Design & Installation.
There is also a training reward scheme which allows a limited number of plumbing and heating companies to claim a £150 contribution towards the cost of a plumbing or heating certificated training course.
6. Information on key industry developments
You receive a quarterly glossy Hot & Cold magazine, regular email newsletters, quarterly e-bulletins and daily social media posts on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
7. Direct link to legislators, influencers and government bodies
Membership lets you shape legislation and policy. We listen and use our collective lobbying power to represent you and put your opinions across to government and regulatory bodies to help safeguard the future of our industry.