Man in the Van

Man in the Van is your regular audio drive time companion, where our aim is, education through a conversation. Through our conversations, we delve deep into all things related to the trades-person contracting community, from news to education to industry “happenings”, helping you do better business while building a better and improved South African tradesmen and women contracting community.
Join the Conversation!

Subscribe to this channel

You can subscribe to new audio episodes published on this channel. You can follow updates using the channel's RSS feed, or via other audio platforms you may already be using.

RSS Feed

You can use any RSS feed reader to follow updates, even your browser. We recommend using an application dedicated to listening podcasts for the best experience. iOS users can look at Overcast or Castro. Pocket Casts is also very popular and has both iOS and Android versions. Add the above link to the application to follow this podcast channel.

Apple Podcasts

This channel is available on iTunes. Follow the above link to subscribe to it in your iTunes application or the Apple Podcast application.

Player.fm

This channel is available for listening in the Pocket Casts web player, or via the iOS and Android Pocket Casts applications. Follow the above link to listen on Pocket Casts.

Pocket Casts

This channel is available for listening in the Pocket Casts web player, or via the iOS and Android Pocket Casts applications. Follow the above link to listen on Pocket Casts.

Spotify

This channel is available on Spotify. Follow the link above to view episodes on Spotify.

Signup to iono.fm

Sign up for a free iono.fm user account to start building your playlist of podcast channels. You'll be able to build a personalised RSS feed you can follow or listen with our web player.
18
OCT

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.
11
OCT

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.
04
OCT

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.
27
SEP

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.
20
SEP

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.
13
SEP

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.
03
SEP

S1 E1 - Industry Bodies

In the first episode of Man in the Van we will be discussing the two different plumbing industry bodies – IOPSA and the PIRB. The objective of this episode is to gain a better understanding of the industry bodies by determining why these bodies exist, their different roles, their impacts, as well as the benefits of belonging to these bodies.

We hope you enjoy our first episode!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @articulateitplumber

7 episodes