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Plumbers provided with WRAS training quiz

UK plumbers want their industry training to be updated to cover off broader spectrum of topics, according to research released by the Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme (WRAS)

Altecnic goes the distance for its customers

The coronavirus pandemic has seen an enormous shift from in-person meetings, lessons and lectures to online calls and webinars, in order for people to maintain their connections, job roles and education

JTL launches free online learning for installers

JTL has launched a completely free online resource called Toolbox, with information, training and guidance related to the sector. 

HWA launches heat pump technical standard

The Hot Water Association (HWA) has published a new technical standard entitled ‘Hot water storage vessels for Domestic Purposes for use with Heat Pumps’

Rogue trainers on the rise, warns the CIPHE

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is warning that COVID-19 has caused an economic climate ripe for rogue trainers and rogue training courses

Matrix accreditation highlights quality

Gas, plumbing and electrical training company Steve Willis Training recently underwent a full Matrix assessment, and accreditation was renewed for another three years

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.