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.

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.