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Are you one of those people who think that disasters happen to others, not you? Unfortunately, when it comes to plumbing emergencies, no one is immune. In the immortal words of Ant and Dec, “It could be you!”
At the 2013 World Plumbing Council (WPC) Conference in New Delhi, India, CIPHE Chief Executive Officer Kevin Wellman has been elected onto the WPC Executive Board. Kevin will also be the Chairman of the WPC Research and Development Committee.
Prof. Rodney Cartwright, Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering's Board of Trustees, has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship by the Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE).
The World Plumbing Council (WPC) has accepted an invitation to become the fourth supporter of the Master Plumber Certificate programme. In the future the symbol of the WPC will appear on Certificates with those of City & Guilds (C&G), the Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCP) and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE). The last two, as founding members, will act as scrutineers on behalf of the WPC.
Despite predictions for heavy snowstorms this winter, no one really knows if this will happen. One thing is for sure though, if you get a burst pipe in your home you could be facing thousands of pounds worth of damage, not to mention the disruption to your life.
Was it ever in doubt that the other energy companies would raise their prices after the SSE announcement? Families and individuals on low incomes will worry even more about switching on their central heating system. Obviously, pricing is out of consumer control, but there are things you can do to help reduce heating bills.
No, this isn’t a deep philosophical debate. It’s a question plumbing and heating installers should be putting to their customers who don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted. If their home uses gas, oil or solid-fuel appliances, the message has to be, “buy one!”
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