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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.

JTL partners with PHX Training to introduce new fast track course

JTL has partnered up with PHX Training, to introduce traineeships designed to help young adults in Cumbria get their first taste of work.

Replacing parts: Lack of regulation poses real danger

Neil Macdonald, technical manager at the Heating and Hotwater Council (HHIC), looks at the importance of selecting approved replacement parts when taking on a repair.

Alpha Heating kits out college course

Walsall College has created a new plumbing and heating provision for adult and apprenticeship programmes, with Alpha Heating Innovation’s boilers taking pride of place.

APHC & Travis Perkins plan regional workshops

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has teamed-up with Travis Perkins to schedule a series of free workshops across England and Wales.

CIPHE highlights rise in escape of water claims

According to the Construction Insurance Risk Engineers Group (CIREG), insurance claims for escape of water occurrences have increased substantially, both in their frequency and severity, since 2015.

HHIC responds to Building Regs consultation

A review of Building Regulations has been described as “well overdue” by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, as it responded to The Future Homes Standard 2019 Consultation on changes to Part L, conservation of fuel and power, and Part F, ventilation.

APHC announces 2020 training programme

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors has published its 2020 programme of one-day plumbing courses which include Water Regulations, Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection, and Sanitary & Above Ground Drainage.

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