A scheme allowing professional installers to self-certify work is to launch in Scotland.

A new scheme allowing professional plumbing and heating installers to self-certify drainage, heating and plumbing work is to launch in Scotland later this month.

The Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, Stewart Stevenson MSP, announced the launch at the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) conference held, on held on Friday 21 May in East Kilbride.

Self-certified work includes micro-renewable installations such as solar panels, which is subject to a Building Warrant.

The Scottish Ministers approved a scheme for Certification of Construction (Drainage, Heating & Plumbing Installations) at the end of 2009 while the Scottish government’s Building Standards Division (BSD) appointed SNIPEF to run the scheme. 

As well as being able to self-certify their work, members of the scheme will also be able to display a Scottish Government logo, identifying them as a member.