The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has teamed-up with Travis Perkins to host a series of free workshops across England and Wales which are designed to update plumbing and heating engineers on a number of key industry developments.
APHC CEO, John Thompson explained: “By attending one of the free workshops, installers will learn how the heating market is already changing in terms of alternative heating technologies and how their knowledge and skills will have to develop to keep up with the industry. Plus, attendees will learn about new legal requirements for the safe isolation of electrical products which employers and sole traders need to be able to demonstrate they are compliant with”.
Sales Trends and the Skills Gap for Alternative Heat Technologies
Travis Perkins will be providing a valuable insight into how the market is developing from a regional perspective with regards to the sales of heat pumps and other alternative heat technologies as the industry develops to assist the country to meet its carbon neutral target.
New Legal Requirements for Safe Electrical Isolation
APHC will give an overview of what employers and sole traders need to do to comply with new legal requirements for Safe Electrical Isolation. Part of the legislation requires employers and sole traders to demonstrate they have the required knowledge to work compliantly with the incoming standards. To help assist with this, all attendees will receive a certificate to demonstrate they attended the APHC Safe Electrical Isolation Workshop.
Additionally, APHC will be providing a technical overview on working compliantly with the Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws and explain how installers can benefit from the WaterSafe Contractor Scheme which can be free to join for APHC members.
The workshops will be running between 9am and 12pm.
Due to the current uncertainty surrounding coronavirus we have made the decision to delay the workshop until May.
Provisional Dates & Locations:
Tuesday 5 May: York
Wednesday 6 May: Warrington
Thursday 7May: Coventry
Tuesday 19 May: Bedford
Wednesday 20 May: Exeter
Thursday 21 May: Cardiff
Plumbing and heating contractors can contact APHC on 0121 711 5030 and firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to book a place.