Quality Plumber Week

Quality Plumber Week 7 October - 13 October 2019

Quality Plumber Week is organised by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) and this year aim to raise awareness of what poor mental health is and what can be done to improve and help safeguard the mental health and wellbeing of plumbing and heating contractors and has the support of the Samaritans.  

Paul McDonald, Executive Director of External Affairs at Samaritans, said: “We are pleased that the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors is raising awareness of Samaritans service and supporting our Real People, Real Stories campaign during Quality Plumber Week. Plumbing and heating contractors often work on their own and don’t always have the same level of interaction that other people might have in the workplace, so it’s important to raise awareness of the support available and encourage people to seek help.”

Quality Plumber Week 2019

The mental health of plumbing and heating contractors is an important matter as one in six UK workers struggle with mental health problems which equates to around 350,000 construction workers, and suicide is the leading cause of death among males aged 15 to 49.

Speaking about this year’s theme, John Thompson APHC CEO said:  “Plumbing and heating contractors form part of the construction industry in which male site workers are three times more likely to take steps to end their life as compared with males in the general population.
“Whilst there have been mental health campaigns targeted towards the construction industry, the focus of these campaigns have predominately been towards large national employers.  Quality Plumber Week aims to target small companies and sole traders within the plumbing and heating industry with specific advice for their working situation as many sole traders and owners of small companies face a wealth of pressure throughout the working day, which for many, continues into the evening as this is the only time they have to deal with the administration aspect of running a company; quotations, payments, VAT, bookkeeping, etc. Dealing with these work pressures inevitably means their work-life balance isn’t always in check which then becomes an additional pressure.”

You can also show your support in other ways.

1. Use the official logo

Quality Plumber Week has it’s own logo which comes in a range of formats for you to use on your website, social media accounts and printed materials.

2. Logos & Images

Download the logo (high resolution)

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3. Spread the word via social media

Use the messages contained in the document below to post on your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts before and during Quality Plumber Week. 

Use the hashtag #QPW19 in your posts and we will retweet, favourite and like.

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Find a quality plumber

If you are looking for a local quality plumber approved by the industry’s leading trade association you can source a reputable company at: www.FindAQualityPlumber.co.uk.

We have written a free guide on selecting the right plumbing and heating installer for your work requirements which you can read and download here.

Quality Plumber Week is led by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors. More information about the APHC can be found here.