Regulatory requirements for the off-site construction of plumbing systems

Monday November 7 2016

The VBA is aware of the growing practice of plumbing systems being constructed in locations such as factories and workshops before being transported to site for installation and commissioning. Examples of systems that are commonly constructed in this manner include bathroom pods, HVAC risers and skid-mounted heated water systems.

The VBA has published a fact sheet clarifying the regulatory requirements applicable to the construction of plumbing systems in off-site locations.

The Regulatory requirements for the off-site construction of plumbing systems fact sheet aims to address industry uncertainty regarding the application of the regulatory scheme to this type of off-site construction of plumbing work.

All plumbers and industry stakeholders are encouraged to read this fact sheet and familiarise themselves with the methods of compliance accepted by the VBA for this type of work.

This and other resources for plumbing practitioners can be found on the 'plumbing practitioner resources' section on the VBA website.

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