Home Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Gas Safe campaign highlights CO poisoning symptoms

New research reveals over 80% of UK adults could be at risk of mistaking carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms for a different illness such as a cold, flu or hangover.

OFTEC tackles false registrations

OFTEC has highlighted a serious problem of some businesses fraudulently using the OFTEC logo.

Gas App UK now free after Wolseley sponsorship deal

Wolseley said it has enabled all registered Gas Safe engineers to use Gas App free of charge as part of a new sponsorship package

Vent-Axia welcomes indoor air quality guidance

Ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has welcomed the publication of ‘Indoor Air Quality at Home’ guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

SNIPEF identifies “scandal of payment abuse in the construction industry”

A new survey revealing payment abuse in the construction industry has led the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) to urge action to outlaw practices which “are damaging individuals as well as businesses”.

Domestic air quality issue “at a critical juncture”

A leading industry expert has echoed the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE)’s sentiment that immediate action is required to improve air quality within our homes.

Safer waste solutions available for high-rises, says Rehau

A supplier of polymer building services solutions is advising that contractors to consider fire safety regulations more closely alongside acoustic performance when specifying soil and waste drainage solutions for high-rise developments

Employer guidance for the festive season

John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), looks at whether employers are liable for any employee indiscretions over the festive period relating to drunk driving and inappropriate conduct at company events

CIPHE renews calls for compulsory thermostatic mixing valves

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has renewed calls for the government to change its legislation surrounding thermostatic mixing valves on the back of latest admissions data

Sime launches stainless steel flues for high-rises

Yorkshire-based boiler manufacturer Sime has developed a stainless steel gas boiler flue suitable for use in high-rise buildings