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S1 E7 - CPD (Continual Professional Development)
In this episode we will discuss Continual Professional Development. The objective of this conversation is to determine what exactly CPD is, what the relevance and importance thereof are, as well as how it fits in with the PIRB and what affect it has on PIRB registered plumbers.
S1 E6 - SANS Standards
In this episode we will discuss SANS (South African National Standards) and the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards). The objective of this conversation is to determine what SANS Standards are, why Standards exist, how and by whom Standards are compiled, what is the relevance and the applicability of Standards in the Skilled Trades Industry, as well as what the difference between SANS and the SABS is.
S1 E5 - Insurance Sector (King Price)
In this episode we will discuss the option for plumbers of joining the List/Panel of Service Providers in the Insurance Sector. The objective of this conversation is to determine why plumbers should consider joining the List/Panel of Service Providers in the Insurance Sector, and if there are any benefits for plumbers in working in the Insurance Sector, as well as what the requirements and selection criteria are to join the List/Panel of Service Providers. We also intend to determine how implementing the requirement for COC’s to be issued for insurance work done, and the fact that work done can now be Audited, has affected the quality of work delivered.
S1 E4 - Non-Compliance
In this episode we will discuss Non-compliances. The objective of this conversation is to determine what Non-compliances are, how and why must plumbers notify or advise consumers regarding Non-compliances, what are the consequences are if they do not advise or notify the consumers of Non-compliances, what plumbers can do if they are instructed by the consumers to use non-compliant material or perform non-complaint work, as well as a few other interesting facts and scenarios regarding Non-compliances.
S1 E3 - Auditing
In this episode we will discuss Auditing. The objective of this conversation is to determine, what is the reason for Auditing to have been implemented, how are Auditors selected, what exactly do Auditors audit, what are Rectification Notices, what are the risks of not attending to Refixes, what is the procedure when Plumbers disagree with Auditors, and many more interesting facts regarding the Auditing of Plumbing Work.
S1 E2 - Captains Of The Industry (Gary Chandler)
In this episode we will discuss the path to success with one of the Captains of the Plumbing Industry, Mr. Gary Chandler. Where did Gary start? How did he achieve the successes that he has? Most of us have great dreams and aspirations, either as individuals, or for our companies. The objective of this conversation is to shed some light on the fact that one may start small but can grow and progress to achieve our dreams and aspirations. A little motivation and inspiration can make a big difference.