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Plumbing, Heating & Gas Safety News: October 2008

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  • Record attendance expected at InstallerLIVE 2008
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    InstallerLIVE 2008 - the premier trade show for the heating and plumbing industry - is now on target to break the 10,000 visitor mark for the first time. The show at the RICOH Arena in Coventry from 9th September to 12th September will now featur ... read more


    Gas safety checks forced on Haringey tenants
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    Homes for Haringey is getting tough on tenants who refuse to let engineers in to their home to do an annual gas safety check. By law, Homes for Haringey must inspect the gas supply pipe and appliances to each Haringey Council tenant’s home once a ... read more


    Gas threatened Leeds residents living on a timebomb
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    RESIDENTS in a block of Leeds city centre flats have been living on a timebomb for two years. Safety experts cut the gas supply to the flats, saying residents were in "immediate danger". They say they believe illegal plastic gas pipes were fitted ... read more


    Council homes to get safety check
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    COUNCIL house tenants in Bury will receive an annual gas safety service at their property — to cut down on the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Around 20 people die every year nationally from poisoning caused by improper gas appliances. S ... read more


    Local West Yorkshire News: Boiler safety alert
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    HUDDERSFIELD safety campaigner Stacey Rodgers is urging people to get their heating systems serviced while the summer weather is here. Stacey, from Deighton, lost her 10-year-old son Dominic four years ago to carbon monoxide poisoning. Fumes fr ... read more


    Corgi at Interbuild 2008
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    CORGI, the current provider of the gas registration scheme, will be exhibiting at this years Interbuild, with official CORGI experts on hand to answer any technical related questions and give general advice about recent changes in the industry. The C ... read more


    Dead teacher neighbour worried about gas boilers
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    A neighbour of Elouise Littlewood, a dance teacher found dead after a suspected carbon monoxide leak, said she has still not been issued with a certificate for work done to her boiler. Celia Jones’ flat in Wooldridge Close, Bedfont, is directly a ... read more


    Detectors cut risks after Chinese earthquake
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    Photoionisation detectors were used to monitor whether toxic gases were present in the atmosphere in the aftermath of the earthquake. On 12th May 2008, one of the worst earthquakes in living memory, struck central China, which killed 65,080 peopl ... read more


    New Website Focuses on the Future of Home Heating
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    A new website from Mitsubishi Electric aims to highlight the future of residential heating to both consumers and installers alike with an easy to use site dedicated to Ecodan® the company award-winning low carbon heating system. Ecodan is an advanced ... read more


    The Other Hidden Cost of Gas
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    CORGI, the UK gas safety watchdog, is urging consumers not to cut back on essential servicing of maintenance of their gas appliances, even in the face of increased fuel costs. All gas carrying appliances, such as boilers, gas cookers and water heater ... read more


    Landlords and Legislation
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    The slew of laws and regulations affecting landlords can be bewildering - especially since some of them are hardly obvious. Adrian Flux Insurance Services, a specialist in landlord insurance, has put together a brief list of pointers covering some of ... read more


    Councils £300 energy boost
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    FOUR lucky Kirklees residents won’t be struggling to pay fuel bills after winning £300 in a Warm Zone competition. It is part of a council-backed scheme encouraging residents to become more energy-efficient. The winners can choose to have a £30 ... read more


    Solar Shading - Climate Active Façade
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    Aluminium technology and creative flair fuse into seamless, aesthetic facades with the Comar Climate Active Facade. Health, comfort and energy efficiency are Comar-Duco’s basic ingredients vital for today’s green building solutions. Whether for so ... read more


    ITS A KNOCKOUT FOR PLUMB AND PARTS CENTER AT INSTALLER LIVE
    Sent: 20/10/2008
    Wolseley’s Plumb Center and Parts Center are set to highlight their expertise and commitment to safety at a leading national event for plumbing and heating installers. The market leaders will be sharing exhibition stand 121 at InstallerLive in Co ... read more


    Gas safety checks will cut down poisoning
    Sent: 18/10/2008
    COUNCIL house tenants in Bury will receive an annual gas safety service at their property — to cut down on the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Around 20 people die every year nationally from poisoning caused by improper gas appliances. S ... read more


    Record Money: Time To Call Halt To Fast-Track Training Scams
    Sent: 15/10/2008
    AN APPRENTICESHIP is a combination of work and training. It takes four years, leads to the SVQ Level III and apprentices are paid while they learn. A fast-track course takes two months and can cost up to £6500 - quite a difference. Fast-track ... read more




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