What is WaterSafe?

WaterSafe is an online register and search facility of approved plumbing contractors working in the UK. Its purpose is to help customers find a competent and qualified plumber. Qualified plumbers help to keep water supplies safe by ensuring plumbing systems inside customers' properties are installed correctly and comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Byelaws in Scotland.


The WaterSafe scheme brings together the seven existing Approved Contractors’ Schemes under one umbrella brand. The Scheme recognises qualified professional plumbers who are employed by a business, which is a member of one or more of the seven Approved Contractors’ Schemes. WIAPS is one of the seven Approved Contractors' Schemes operating under WaterSafe.


The online directory is free to use for customers and WaterSafe membership is also free for eligible existing Approved Contractors’ Scheme members.