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Drainage plumbing inspections.
Drainage plumbing inspections are completed while the work is under construction. Most drainage inspections will arise from notifications made by, or on behalf of, the licensed plumbing contractor responsible for the work.
To enable drainage plumbing work to be inspected while it is under construction, licensed plumbing contractors are required to notify the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) of drainage work completed. The licensed plumbing contractor or any representative may submit the notification.
When should notification be given?
All drainage plumbing work that is considered to be major work – such as the installation, alteration or extension of drainage plumbing, and sewer cut and seals – requires notification to be submitted. Notification must be given prior to 4.30pm on the Wednesday of the week following the completion of relevant drainage plumbing work. Giving a late notification of completed drainage work, such as at the same time as giving the certificate of compliance, may result in a penalty.
It is the licensed plumbing contractor's responsibility to ensure that the drainage plumbing notification is submitted by the required time.
How to notify the Board of completed drainage plumbing work
Licensed plumbing contractors are encouraged to register for eNotice to give compliance certification and notice submissions.
Complete a notification within the required time of drainage plumbing work completed by choosing ‘Notify Drainage Work Completed’ from the main menu or;
The Board would like to remind Licensed Plumbing Contractors that it is their responsibility to test drainage plumbing work in accordance with Section 15 of AS/NZS 3500.2:2018 prior to the placement of trench fill (backfill).