COVID-19

CICV Forum issues new health and safety guidance for construction industry

As Scotland moves towards further easing of restrictions, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued more timely guidance for the industry. The CICV has also sounded a cautionary note, urging the sector to focus on health and safety to protect colleagues, customers and families. The unique collaboration says the sector is “not out of the woods yet” […]

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Freedom Day: Updated advice for plumbing and heating engineers

England moved onto step 4 of the coronavirus roadmap on the 19 July, dubbed “Freedom Day” by the Prime Minister. The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has issued this updated guidance for what it means in real terms for the plumbing and heating industry. The two biggest changes coming from 19 July […]

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Looking back and going forward: How the pandemic has affected the heating and plumbing industry

With restrictions being eased this week (from Monday 19 July), this signifies a big step forward since the start of the pandemic. Dave Cook, Residential Sales Director at Baxi, discusses how Baxi has supported installers across the UK over the last 18 months and what has been achieved during challenging times. When the pandemic began, […]

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Ventilation and COVID-19 – What installers need to know

Colin Timmins, Director of Building Technologies at BEAMA, looks at the role of ventilation in the fight against COVID-19 as UK restrictions ease. With the Government proposing that all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted in England on 19 July for the first time since they were introduced, many are contemplating what this means for their […]

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Over a quarter of Brits opt for a new trade in post-pandemic career change

Online learning portal, Access Training UK has revealed that over a quarter (29%) of Brits are opting for a new trade in a post-pandemic career change. Businesses have faced a challenging time over the last year and whilst government support measures like the furlough scheme have gone a long way to protect jobs during the pandemic, […]

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