What’s in it for you?
The year ahead is going to test everyone as never before and the Institute is determined to make a difference for the better.
We have made some big changes to our member benefits to ensure you have all the tools you need to succeed. And we’d like to help more of you in 2021. Starting, running and growing a business is challenging at the best of times – especially if you’re a sole trader as many of our members are. So we’ve put together a comprehensive package of services that provides support, knowledge and care when you need it.
We’ve recently sent out a detailed member benefits guide that you can also find on the CIPHE website. But here’s an outline of just some of what we can do for you.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is vital to keep you up to speed with the technical developments – and keep you ahead of the competition. Our technical team produces a range of publications through the year as well as the quarterly journal, P&H Engineering.
They cover changes in legislation, technical articles, guidance on professional development and latest news from manufacturers, along with important news from the profession.
Topics range from scald prevention and legionella, to water regulations and domestic heating, to solar heating design. Above all of these stands the CIPHE Plumbing Engineering Services Design Guide, cutting through all specialisms within plumbing and heating disciplines.
Our website, ciphepd.org.uk, offers members a range of training modules to support learning – not just as a student or apprentice, but throughout your career. Delivering regularly updated industry-specific training skills alongside IT and business-relevant education, all are intended to assist you in being a plumbing and heating industry professional.
Also available in 2021 is the MYCAREERPATH ® Plan, so you can evaluate and record your professional development on the go. It’s an online facility which allows you to record your evidence, by uploading certificates of attendance at training sessions for example, as well as keeping a record of all further learning or the reading of technical publications.
During lockdown we ran a series of live webinars and other online CPD events in collaboration with a wide range of industry partners. They were so successful that we’ll be doing more in 2021, working with experts to deliver high quality professional guidance, advice and resources.
Responding to hundreds of calls from members each year, the CIPHE’s technical support covers topics ranging from water regulations guidance to design requirements for underfloor heating, and from heat loss calculations to flexible hoses and more.
The Law Express telephone legal helpline provides members access to advice on any of the following legal issues: Family, Motoring, Wills & Probate, Property, Consumer, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Tax Information, Commercial and Company law, Data protection, Debt, Medical negligence and more.
We’ve secured cover with United Insurance Brokers Ltd – one of the largest, privately owned, independent national and international Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance brokers. In addition to Public Liability Insurance, UIB can also help with insurance for tools, vans, breakdown, motor fleet, employer’s liability and much more.
Proud to be professional
As a licensed Professional Engineering Institution, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering can register suitably qualified members at Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) levels with Engineering Council. Registration at these levels delivers international recognition of your competence and commitment, and demonstrates a professional attitude that in turn gives you greater influence, higher earnings potential and improved career prospects.
And there’s more…
There’s also our business directory, accountancy support, the Copronet project management system, pension advice, WHICH?Trusted Traders discount, a fleet management and vehicle leasing deal, our medical healthcare insurance and much more.
Find the Benefits Guide at: https://www.ciphe.org.uk/globa...