Updated on 02/09/2021
There are various acts & regulations that a plumbing company must follow in order to maintain standard and ensure safety. These regulations are governed by, Plumbing Code of Australia, Fair Trading NSW, Plumbing and Drainage Act 2011, and more.
Dial Up Plumbing services engages with the most qualified and licensed professionals in the industry for safety of our client as well for for the well being of our team members. Our team follows all the necessary steps in order to provide fair and quality services that complies with the requirements set by the governing bodies, this also includes compliance to COVID.
DIY plumbing allowed according to Code
There are some of the tasks that people can choose to do for themselves or have an unlicensed plumber get it done for them. These tasks are mostly for sanitary and maintenance purposes. Some of them includes;
- Replacing washer or a jumper valve in a tap
- Replacing drop valve washer or suction cup rubber in toilets
- Cleaning ground level grates on sanitary drains
- Changing a shower head, etc.
Similarly, certain types of work will not require you to notify any authority, ask for inspection, or permission. Some of those tasks includes; changing hot water systems, altering pipe works, installing additional fixtures and more.
Notice of Work NSW
ABLIS says, “If you intend to carry out any plumbing or drainage work on-site, you must notify NSW Fair Trading (or a relevant delegated body) to allow them to assess the work and confirm that it complies with applicable requirements.
Plumbing and drainage work is defined in this notification as the construction, maintenance, or modification of any plumbing or drainage infrastructure (e.g. pipes, fittings, etc.) up to the point of connection with a water supply (e.g. public water supply service, water tank, etc. ), public sewerage network, or on-site sewage management system (e.g. septic tank). Other forms of plumbing and drainage work are not needed to be inspected under this process; for more information, please contact the appropriate authority.”
Gas Plumbing in Sydney
In NSW, one must be licensed in order to execute any kind of gas fitting work as mentioned in Gas & Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2017. On 1 September 2018, the Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2017 and accompanying Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2018 took effect.
The Act consolidates NSW’s distinct electricity and gas regulations, with the goal of ensuring consumers’ safe use of gas and electrical goods. Also, it establishes baseline consumer safety standards, specifies equipment and installation criteria, and establishes a comprehensive compliance and enforcement regime.
Roof Plumbing in Sydney
When doing roof plumbing valued at more than $5,000 (incl GST) in labour and materials, one must have a license. To learn more about roof plumber license please check, Fair Trading NSW’s website. Also, to know about the plumbing activities that falls under the guidelines for roof plumbing, please check out Home Building Regulation Act 1989.
Dial Up Plumbing Services is here to help
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the plumbing activities that you can carry out, you can always call us at (02) 8999 6125. Our team of best licensed plumbers in Sydney are just a dial away from you.