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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.

NICEIC launches online CDM course

NICEIC has launched an online course to help contractors understand their responsibilities around CDM requirements. Whilst the course is aimed at electrical contractors, it will also provide other trades, such as gas engineers, an overview of their legal requirements

NICEIC offer a new qualification…

...giving installers the competence to complete a biomass installation correctly

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.

OFTEC points way to apprenticeships opportunity

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

Mira launches new training and rewards programme

Mira Showers has officially unveiled its new Mira InstallerPRO programme

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.

Apprenticeship training in lockdown

Apprenticeship training at Steve Willis Training Centres has moved back to the lockdown delivery model developed last year