The riots may be finished but the aftermath lives on and Acting Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, Kevin Wellman, believes that CIPHE members have much to offer.
The image of the ‘broom army’ is an icon of the cleanup operations that have been happening since the riots ended. With so much damage in certain towns and cities, the CIPHE believe it will take more than a bit of sweeping to get things back to normal for the residents and businesses that suffered.
Said Kevin, “Registered Heating and Plumbing professionals have a very specific set of skills that are likely to be very useful for riot-damaged homes and offices. I applaud the efforts of everyone who has helped in the cleanup operations following the riots but anyone can pick up a broom. Some jobs require the attention of professionals.”
Fire damaged properties may need new plumbing and heating systems to be installed. Although these are all potential job opportunities the CIPHE recognise that some situations may call for voluntary assistance or donated parts and equipment.
Added Kevin, “I want CIPHE members to get involved wherever possible to help their local communities recover quickly and safely. If you work in an area affected by the riots and have valuable skills to offer, please do so.”