ISPE Opens the Door to CSCS Cards

The UK-PHMES CSCS Registration Scheme is administered by the JIB-PMES (Joint Industry Board for Plumbing Mechanical and Engineering Services in England and Wales).

Registration cards are becoming essential for all tradespeople working in the plumbing industry.

The card shows site managers, employers and other tradespeople that the card holder is qualified for the work they are doing, and has passed a Health & Safety Test.

Following a recent change in how cards for PMES related occupations are issued, the JIB-PMES has introduced a specific CSCS Related Occupation card category for ‘Swimming Pool and Leisure System Installers’ and,

  • Any applicant who can demonstrate successful completion of the ISPE Home Study Course will meet the eligibility criteria for the above card;
  • Applicants who can demonstrate current membership of ISPE (i.e. who meet the ‘Certified Technician’ criteria ‘TnISPE(Cert.)’ or full membership ‘MISPE’ will also meet the eligibility criteria for the above card.

The new PMES card category, ‘Swimming Pool and Leisure Systems Installer’ (Blue card) is intended for those whose work includes the installation, servicing and maintenance of swimming pools, saunas/steam rooms and hot tubs. Applicants must also have passed a valid Heath, Safety and Environment test.

Applicants may apply for the new card, and further details are available on the JIB PMES website,

ISPE Company Secretary, Chris Carr, FISPE, said, This will give enormous additional value to Institute members, especially those who work on site, and company owners/employers will see the extra value of ISPE membership and the ISPE Home Study Course.” 

For further details about the ISPE, including the Home Study Course and ISPE membership via direct admittance, contact or see the Institute website at

23rd September 2020

The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, PO Box 3083, Norwich NR6 7YL

Tel. 01603 499959, email:,