Deadline to switch from CE mark to UKCA mark extended until 2023

The government has given UK firms an extra year to comply with post-Brexit product safety marking. Companies had faced a 1 January 2022 deadline to switch from Europe’s CE mark to the new UK conformity assessed (UKCA) standard for most products, but this will now be pushed back to 2023. The new product safety marking […]

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IGEM's Large Business Forum appeals for gas safety from all trades

For this year’s Gas Safety Week, IGEM’s Large Business Forum (LBF) is renewing its appeal for gas professionals to spread the word amongst fellow tradespeople of the dangers of interfering with existing gas installations when working in buildings. To coincide with this, the forum has released refreshed guidance to help tradespeople ensure they do not […]

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IGEM Standard G/5 – Gas in multi-occupancy buildings: What installers need to know

Providing a safe gas supply to flats in high-rise developments brings its own set of challenges. Barrie Church reviews how the IGEM Standard G/5 aims to ensure that the work is always done safely and correctly. The work in IGEM on the standard G/5 was first started as part of a request for advice on […]

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Tightness testing and direct purging – What installers need to know

Following significant revisions to IGE/UP/1B, Peter Mason assesses how the changes will impact on the procedures for tightness testing and direct purging of certain types of installations. IGEM/UP/1B Edition 3 – Tightness testing and direct purging of small Liquefied Petroleum Gas/Air, Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas installations has been published. As the title suggests, […]

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Heating industry reacts to Budget 2020

The Heat Pump Association has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget, announced on 11th March 2020, which sets out solid plans to fund the replacement of fossil fuel heating and invest in low carbon heating, but warns there is still much work to do in order to meet the net zero carbon emissions target. Budget 2020 committed […]

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