Kevin Wellman

One of WaterSafe’s most experienced members celebrates 45 years on the tools

A Seaford plumber has been named as one of the WaterSafe scheme’s most experienced members. Andy Steer, 59, runs A M Steer Limited and started work as a 15-year-old apprentice in 1980, the same year that saw the invention of the Rubik’s Cube and Post-it notes. Since qualifying, he has been a member of one […]

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Scalding and burns caused by contact with domestic systems is on the rise

Following the release of the latest NHS Digital statistics for burns and scalding, Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) highlights the significant risk to public health and the cost to the NHS: The recent report reflects instances of scalding and burns caused by contact with domestic systems between […]

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The 2026 World Plumbing Council conference will take place at InstallerSHOW

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has revealed that the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the global organisation at the forefront of creating safe and effective plumbing worldwide, will convene for their 2026 conference at InstallerSHOW. This will be the 14th World Plumbing Council conference and the first to be held in England […]

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“Installers must encourage customers to make energy efficient changes” – Opinion

Following warnings from the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) about the need for UK homes to use less energy, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is stressing the crucial role plumbing and heating installers have in combatting climate change. Professor Jim Skea, who was appointed head of the IPCC in July, […]

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Installers urged to commit to conservation on World Water Week

The 20 to 27 August marks World Water Week and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is inviting all in the plumbing and heating industry to boost their efforts in educating the public on the importance of conserving water. World Water Week’s mission is to create a more sustainable future by using knowledge […]

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