Industry leaders join forces to promote consumer safety legislation through the Consumer Protection Alliance

Consumer Protection Alliance Founders

Of the 258 house fire related deaths last year, 146 occurred in homes without a working fire alarm1 Five industry leaders have formed the Consumer Protection Alliance, a non-commercial, not for profit, strategic alliance to promote consumer safety and protection across the construction, gas and electrical installation sectors. The alliance is the first collaboration of this nature in the UK. B&Q … Read More

NICEIC: Over 19 Million Homes At Risk Of Fire This Christmas

A NEW REPORT HAS REVEALED THAT OVER THREE QUARTERS OF COMPLACENT BRITS ARE LEAVING THEIR HOMES AT RISK OF ELECTRICAL FAULT AND POTENTIAL FIRE AT CHRISTMAS – 9 in 10 UK homes will be decorated this Christmas – 4 in 5 Brits admit to going ‘over the top’ with their lights and decorations – Nearly half (49%) of homeowners have … Read More

NICEIC: Domestic Ventilation Training

NICEIC can now offer a new competency qualification for installers of Domestic Ventilation Systems. The new assessment package has been mapped against the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and has been approved by SummitSkills – the Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector The aim of the training and assessment package is to assess installers against set criteria … Read More

DRO: Industry Ombudsman Pledges Support for Gas Safety Week

Industry Ombudsman Pledges Support for Gas Safety Week

We take it for granted that our boilers, cookers and gas fires are safe, but if they are badly fitted and poorly serviced you could be at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions. The Dispute Resolution Ombudsman, which incorporates The Furniture Ombudsman, is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of gas safety across the UK. … Read More

GAS SAFE REGISTER: 5.5 million Brits are failing to get gas safety checks

5.5 million Brits are failing to get gas safety checks

5.5 million Brits are failing to get gas safety checks 67,000 gas emergencies across the UK in the last year Fifth annual Gas Safety Week 14-20 September 2015 1st September 2015 More than 5.5 million people in the UK are putting their health and finances at risk by not getting their gas appliances safety checked every year – which, according … Read More

NICEIC: LIFE AS A FEMALE APPRENTICE

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a young female learning a trade in the traditionally male dominated world of electricians? Well now you can thanks to the latest blog from 21-year-old trainee Ruby Mitchell. The Bristol based youngster recently started an 8-week training programme with DCET Bristol Training in partnership with Jeff Way Electrical Services, which … Read More

Which? Trusted Traders join forces with the British Pest Control Association

Which? Trusted Traders join forces with the British Pest Control Association

Which? Trusted Traders and British Pest Control Association are thrilled to be working together. Which? Trusted Traders is continually looking for ways to collaborate with organisations. With this in mind we are proud to announce a new working relationship with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). This new partnership will provide BPCA members with a fantastic opportunity to become a … Read More

NICEIC: CONSULT WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS URGE NICEIC

NICEIC has urged the Government to consult with industry professionals before embarking on any new radical energy efficiency plans The message comes in the wake of the Government’s decision this week to scrap further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company – all but killing off the much troubled Green Deal scheme. “In theory it should have worked,” commented Dani … Read More

Congratulations to South London Heating, our Which? Trusted Trader of the Year 2015!

Congratulations to South London Heating, our Which? Trusted Trader of the Year 2015!

This year the ‘Which? Trusted Trader of the year’ accolade was received for the first time by the winning business, South London Heating. Mark Gallagher, Director of South London Heating was up against three other excellent traders on the day, Electricians in Reading, Day and Knight – Bedroom Design and Fitting, and James Regan Construction Ltd. The Which? Trusted Trader … Read More