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Why the UK plumbing and heating industry MUST prioritise competency

Kevin Wellman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), explores how the plumbing and heating industry must continue to prioritise competency. This includes how learnings from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy must continue to be applied to improving safety across all areas of buildings: As one of Britain’s worst modern disasters, […]

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Press-fit technology on modern sprinkler systems can save lives – says Geberit

Press-fit technology on modern sprinkler systems can save lives by facilitating quicker, easier and less disruptive installations in existing buildings, says Geberit. Despite this, Dame Judith Hackitt’s has made an omission of mandatory sprinkler installations in her review of Building Regulations and fire safety laws. The Hackitt Review has been criticised for its failure to […]

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Electrical Safety First responds to news that tragic Grenfell Tower fire was caused by faulty fridge-freezer

Responding to police confirmation that the Grenfell Tower tragedy was caused by a faulty Hotpoint fridge freezer, the Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, Phil Buckle, commented: “While investigations continue into why this tragic fire spread so quickly, we know that fridge freezers –  along with other large white goods – cause a significant number […]

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