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Check valves and non-return valves

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) point out the main differences

The dangers of lead solder

Where the illegal use of lead based solder is found by water suppliers who enforce the Water Fittings Regulations, they will require the installation to be cleared of all joints containing lead solder at the installer's cost.

”Don’t be douche about douches”

“With the increasing popularity of hand-showers in the UK, it is vital installers know the risks of fitting a personal hygiene device incorrectly and how to prevent backsyphonage,” according to Gareth Harris, manager of Water Industry Approved Plumbers’ Scheme.

OFTEC points way to apprenticeships opportunity

Government is falling a long way short of its target of three million apprenticeship starts by 2020

Transfer your skills this summer with HETAS

Courses for beginners and experienced professionals

Spirotech announces 2018 deaeration training workshops

Sessions will be held in the West Midlands and Scotland

Hunt on for the UK’s best apprentices

Simple awards scheme acknowledges those still in training.

Factory focus: Transparent boilers in Worcester

Each year groups of installers are invited along to Worcestershire for a look at how the product they recommend is manufactured. Joe Ayling reports.

CIPHE backs calls to adopt ‘Master Craftsman’ title

The Social Market Foundation (SMF), has published findings urging for the title of ‘Master Craftsman’ to be adopted to raise the status of apprenticeships