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Let’s challenge our biases toward women engineers – says Jo Alsop

Jo Alsop from the Heating Hub encourages everyone in the heating and plumbing industry to challenge their biases when it comes...

There’s a 36% increase in accidents during rush hour evening traffic now the clocks have gone back

The latest data from insurethebox reveals the true cost motorists pay for an extra hour in bed, with an overall...

Would you fit second-hand boiler parts?

In the latest edition of his regular column, heating engineer Andy Gibbs looks at spare parts, and where they come...

7 tips for loading a van properly without breaking any rules or regulations

Common sense goes a long way, but transporting goods safely by van requires a little more thought than simply throwing...

Swarfega is raising awareness of occupational skin disorders for Global Handwashing Day

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of frequent, effective handwashing as one...

How mental health can affect tradespeople working on the tools

Employers in the trade sector are being urged to make changes in the workplace on this year’s World Mental Health...

Excluding oil heating for off-grid households could seriously affect the fuel poor – says OFTEC

OFTEC has submitted a strong response to Government’s recent Fuel Poverty Strategy for England consultation, outlining how fuel poor households...

Top tips to increase your van’s security

Vans often contain valuable items such as tools and other expensive cargo, a fact of which thieves are very aware....

80% of households would be confident buying plumbing and heating items, without consulting an installer

The home improvement sector has known for some time that homeowner confidence to purchase products more typically associated with the...

Why installers should add water softeners to their offering

Kevin Ray, H&V Portfolio Manager at BEAMA, busts some common myths about water softeners. Many homeowners rely on their installer...