The legal side of lead pipes – What installers need to know

It is widely accepted that the consumption of lead can have adverse effects on health if too much enters the body. In most cases, it’s small amounts of lead consumed over time that build up and result in ongoing health problems. John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), takes a look […]

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Quality Plumber Week 2021 runs 11-17 October

The APHC and Installer are running this year’s Quality Plumber Week between 11 and 17 October and are calling for plumbing and heating installers and engineers to get involved. Organised annually, the week aims to raise awareness of the skills within the plumbing and heating industry whilst shining a spotlight on the many plumbing businesses […]

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Crucial steps towards improving your mental health

This July marks the Samaritans Talk To Us awareness month – annually, Samaritans branches across the UK host local initiatives to raise awareness and discuss their services with their local communities. John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) and Volunteer Listener with the Samaritans, discusses mental wellbeing in the plumbing […]

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Four top training sessions for plumbing, heating and electrical engineers to watch now

Installer hosted another InstallerFESTIVAL from 14-18 May 2021, providing installers with technical training, business support, the opportunity to take part in online discussions, and chances to win top prizes. We were joined by top manufacturers and trade bodies in the industry, and here we’ve rounded up four top training sessions designed to help UK installers. […]

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IR35 and self-employment – What installers need to know

John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) discusses what IR35 means for plumbing and heating contractors: In a recent court case it was ruled that Uber drivers are indeed workers, and not independent contractors as argued by Uber under IR35. So what is IR35, exactly, and why is it important […]

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