COVID-19

UK daytime heating up 14% due to COVID-19

UK homes saw their daytime heating increase 14% this winter in comparison to the previous winter, according to a new study from tado°. Despite financial and environmental savings made with less driving, home energy bills have gone up as heating use has increased. The study sampled approximately 65,000 UK and 300,000 European homes. It found that […]

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View from the Front Line – What happens if we get ill?

In his first exclusive column for InstallerONLINE, Heating and Plumbing Engineer Andy Gibbs looks at what will happen to his business, if he gets sick: Here I am again, not in print now, just on the information superhighway known as the internet! The guys at Installer asked if I’d like to carry on writing for […]

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“Giving tradespeople the vaccine is next step towards preventing further spread of COVID-19” – Says Charlie Mullins OBE

Giving tradespeople the vacine is the next step towards preventing the spread of COVID-19, according to Pimlico Plumbers Chairman Charlie Mullins OBE. Charlie is encouraging the government to add professions that rely on workers entering homes and businesses premises to the COVID-19 vaccine priority list. He believes that those employed in essential services, which come […]

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Tackling the ‘silent pandemic’ threatening construction

Amid rising rates of suicide and mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, many large construction firms have stepped up to boost mental health support for their employees. Paul Reeve, Director of CSR at electrotechnical trade body ECA, highlighted the magnitude of the problem faced by the industry: “On average, two construction workers take their […]

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CIPHE issues updated Coronavirus advice for plumbing and heating engineers

Following the news of the latest lockdown, plumbing and heating engineers must continue to prioritise personal and public safety, says the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). Tim Sainty, membership director at the CIPHE, explains that while plumbing and heating engineers are permitted to work throughout the lockdown period, it is especially important […]

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