An employee at one of the UK’s most renowned plumbing and heating manufacturers has received the much coveted accolade of Master Plumber from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).
Shaun Burrows, 34, from Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire has been employed by Pegler Yorkshire for over 6 years as Technical Support Engineer advising end users, installers and specifiers on the technical aspects of the company’s products and providing onsite training on the installation, servicing and commissioning of products.
“We offer our warmest congratulations to Shaun on this amazing accolade and thank him for his continued hard work and commitment to this ever changing role,” said Phill Jackson Marketing and Business Development Director. “His hard work and dedication to his trade has paid dividends recognising his technical expertise in a variety of fields associated with plumbing and heating.”
The award is given to individuals who can evidence their long term commitment and development to the industry and takes into account personal and professional development, the execution of knowledge in the work place and recognises ‘Excellence in the Art, Craft, Science and Practice of Plumbing’.
Furthermore, the award, combined with Shaun’s ever growing list of credentials, brings enhanced benefits for Pegler Yorkshire, building customer confidence safe in the knowledge that advice given, work carried out and services offered are supported with a comprehensive knowledge of both the product and plumbing systems and is to current regulations and standards. Not only a Master Plumber Shaun is also a registered Gas Safe and Water Safe engineer, a Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme (WIAPS) registered installer, as well as a member of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and Engineer Council and the Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA).
“It goes without saying that I am delighted to have received this award and it’s particularly satisfying as it is awarded by independent professionals from the industry,” said Shaun. “I’ve always had a massive interest in every aspect of the industry and it shows that since I completed my apprenticeship, hard work and dedication really does pay off.”
The award is only open to plumbers enrolled on the Register of Plumbers. It was inaugurated by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers in July 1886 and maintained by the CIPHE since January 1970. Successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of achieving a satisfactory level of technical knowledge in vocational education and be registered with the Engineering Council. A panel of representatives formed from the CIPHE and Worshipful Company of Plumbers, then assess all applications, including independent references, prior to awarding the Master plumber certificate.