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  • CIPHE Safe working practices

    Date Posted:21 May 2020

  • Covid-19 related government announcement

    Further information on Working Safely and the Job retention scheme extension have been provided as part of a major government Covid-19 related announcement.

    Date Posted:19 May 2020

  • Site Operating Procedures

    Please find attached version 4 of the Site Operating Procedures, which was published by the Construction Leadership Council.

    It has been updated to take account of the latest PHE guidance, published last week.

    Site Operating Procedure

    Date Posted:19 May 2020

  • Mitigating the Risk of Building Water Systems

    The CIPHE has produced guidance on encouraging the safety of building water systems post Covid-19. Many buildings were closed down extremely quickly in response to government-imposed social distancing measures, in some cases, with limited ongoing maintenance taking place.  

    Date Posted:15 May 2020

  • Bounce Back Loans and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes

    The government department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has asked that we share the information now available on the Bounce Back Loans and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes.

    Date Posted:4 May 2020

  • COVID-19 Eureka Research Report

    In April 2020, the CIPHE and its members supported a UK plumbing and heating industry-wide survey managed by Eureka Research specifically looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the sector. Involving CIPHE Industrial Associate partners Bristan, Geberit, Installer, Salamander Pumps and Vaillant alongside other manufacturers and further industry representative bodies, APHC and HHIC, there was information within the results to give the whole industry and beyond cause for concern

    Date Posted:4 May 2020

  • BEIS Letters from the Secretary of State

    The government department for for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have asked that we share the following letters from the Secretary of State, Alok Sharma.

    Date Posted:4 May 2020

  • LawExpress Furlough Update

    Important updates to the FAQs on Furlough 

    As this information is being constantly updated ……we will endeavour to keep you updated on these changes by resending this email, linking this to the updated information.

    Date Posted:23 Apr 2020

  • Critical Work

    Members of the Construction Industry Council have collaborated in putting together a list of construction work to be recognised as critical during this coronavirus pandemic. 

    Date Posted:23 Apr 2020

  • Furlough Template Letter

    The CIPHE has drafted a template letter should you be considering implementing the Furlough scheme in your business.

    It is available to download as a:
    Word Document
    PDF Document

    Date Posted:21 Apr 2020

  • Penningtons Manches Cooper

    Penningtons Manches Cooper

    CIPHE lawyers Penningtons Manches Cooper, have put together some excellent legal advice and guidance in their latest E-Newsletter and COVID-19 online hub. More

    Date Posted:8 Apr 2020

  • BSI Group

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    As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, BSI has been working hard to support UK business, society and the Government during this crisis period and to prepare for our future recovery.

    We have enabled open access to a suite of standards, without charge, to help meet the immediate challenges caused by COVID-19 and help UK businesses adapt their production and weather the current challenges.

    Date Posted:8 Apr 2020

  • Letter to the Construction Industry

    For your information we have received a letter from the Secretary of State to the UK Construction Industry, providing an update on the current COVID-19 situation.

    To view the letter from the Secretary of State for Business click here.

    Sincerely   Kevin Wellman Eng Tech FCGI FCIPHE RP MIoD CEO, (kevinw@ciphe.org.uk

    Date Posted:31 Mar 2020

  • Support for Business

    Further to my last email, we are still awaiting full clarification about the details of the government support to businesses.  But we do have a few more details, as follows:   

    Date Posted:31 Mar 2020

  • Covid-19 Statement from CIPHE

    Following the latest advice from the UK Government, the CIPHE has implemented a working from home policy for its staff members.

    We are fortunate to be in a position by which we have systems in place meaning our team can continue to perform our roles whilst observing advice regarding social distancing. We understand that the professional lives of many of our members are such that they do not have this luxury and we offer our support. Plumbing and heating industry specific information is available from the CIPHE via our Coronavirus and the plumbing industry advice page.

    For consumer information please see Coronavirus advice for consumers.

    Our telephone system DDI’s are being updated to transfer all calls to phones that staff are now carrying with them. If you call and it is unanswered, please leave a message as each department group number will send an email to all staff in the team and they will respond to you as soon as is possible

    Membership:    01708 463116
    Technical Support: 01708 463117
    Executive:   01708 463118
    Accounts:    01708 463119


    In the short-term, it would help us to manage our communications with you if you contact us by email at either:

    General Enquiries: info@ciphe.org.uk
    Membership Enquiries: membership@ciphe.org.uk.


    CIPHE members benefit from
    free legal advice as a part of their membership. You can access the service on 01275 405 600. Please make sure you have your membership number available when you make the call. 

    Finally, we hope everybody is able to take care and stay safe.

    Date Posted:18 Mar 2020