Further changes for scrap metal dealers

Monday 2nd December 2013 saw another instalment in the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. All dealers including mobile collectors now require Licences issued by the councils they operate in and all persons/businesses involved in the purchase or collection of scrap metal are required to keep robust records to ensure material traceability. It is also mandatory […]

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APHC issues warning to installers over new Scrap Metal Dealers Act

APHC Ltd, has issued a warning to installers regarding the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 which requires that all scrap metal dealers have a license in order to trade. From 1st December 2013 any scrap metal dealers who do not have a valid license will be committing an offence and may face a fine. […]

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Pressed into service

Shorter installation times and removing the need for hot work has led to the rise of heat-free jointing techniques for metal pipework. Robin Oakley looks at the most common styles and the benefits that they bring for installers Heat-free jointing techniques such as push-fit and press-fit for metal pipes are well established and bring many […]

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Scrap metal cash ban does not go far enough

New laws banning scrap metal cash deals came into force in December (Monday December 10th) but they do not go far enough in tackling metal theft says Gareth Samuel, Product Manager for Hep2O. “This is a growing crime that not only effects high profile areas such as war memorials, churches, and railway signalling equipment. It […]

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