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APHC re-structures two plumbing courses for online delivery

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has developed two of its one-day plumbing courses, normally delivered in person to small groups, for online delivery using webinar software

Baxi’s lockdown learning supports electrical safety

In response to upcoming changes that require Gas Safe engineers to self-validate that they can safely isolate the electrical supply to a gas appliance, Baxi has created a series of lockdown learning videos covering electrical boiler safety.

Safe electrics: The hidden dangers 

With the growing prevalence and importance of electrics in modern gas boilers, electrical safety has become a hot topic in the heating industry. Neil Macdonald, technical manager at the HHIC, looks further at considerations that need to be made.

Viewpoint: Consider more than carbon intensity

Martyn Bridges from Worcester Bosch digests a latest report calling for the end of gas-fired boilers.

Ask Alpha: Boiler installations

Jonathan Kidner, product engineer at Alpha Heating Innovation, provides some food for thought on the subject of efficient boiler installation.

On balance, it’s basic practice

Hydraulic balancing or system balancing is a simple process when commissioning a wet heating system that should be a forefront of industry efforts to increase efficiency in homes across the UK.

Hounsfield supports NGEO training hub

Hounsfield Boilers has donated a 12/19 Kitchen Model oil boiler to a leading electrical, oil and water training centre in East Anglia.

The Salamander eSchool offers isolation tool

Salamander has a free online eSchool tool packed with helpful training modules that feature games, interactive imagery, multiple choice tests, and animated technical videos, developed in conjunction with the CIPHE.

More investment needed for training, stresses CIPHE

To meet the energy efficiency policies set out in the Budget 2020, more investment is required to train the nation’s plumbing and heating engineers, says the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

Stelrad Installer Loyalty Club extends registrations

Stelrad’s Installer Loyalty Club is going “from strength to strength”, having been up and running since late 2019.