Yearly Archives: 2013

This is a burning desire within my heart..

December 2013 I flew out to Nicaragua on the 16th December and I have been to the location where the water tanks are to be installed. After checking the site, I have established that we will be unable to get a tractor up to the site until the road has had a lot of shells […]

Anita and Nick are back in the UK!

Life Award 2013 December 2013 Anita and Nick are back in the UK however, there is a team within the Bansang Hospital who can continue working and pulling all the plans together. The core management team (Wandifa Principle Nursing Officer, the CEO, P. Accountant, Procurement Officer) left for Banjul on Thursday 28th November to meet Laila […]

The HSE launch a series of Legionella workshops

The HSE launch a series of Legionella workshops entitled: Are there legionella risks in your workplace? – LCA/HSE Duty Holder Events, February – April 2014 As a dutyholder you are responsible for complying with health and safety and taking responsibility for managing those risks. Find out all you need to know about legionella control and […]

I have never seen the hospital so busy with malaria patients!

Life Award 2013 November 2013 Friday 1st November 2013 Nick, Richard, Kath (accountant / secretary) and Anita meet at Gatwick airport at 7am joined by the former British High Commissioner Phil Sinkinson OBE, now Patron to BHA. Their plane took off an hour later than scheduled. Nick did a great job of calming down what […]

The BPEC Working at Height Access (WaHAT) Training Course is up and running

BPEC recently successfully launched its Working at Heights Access Training Course with a very well received pilot training course at the Turner Access Training Centre in Scotland. Lawrie Kennedy, Lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College who attended the course commented: “The course was very good it was delivered in a very professional manner with anecdotes and […]

Entries open for the 2014 BPEC Life Award

Training and certification organisation BPEC has launched its search for next year’s recipient of the BPEC Charity Life Award. This Award offers up to £15,000 for using plumbing skills to enhance life. The aim of the Award is to recognise and facilitate the use of plumbing skills to benefit life in the UK and abroad […]

The BPEC Charity have awarded Trevor Deacon £2,000!

Trevor Deacon, Trainer/Assessor at West London Training Ltd has been awarded £2,000 in the 2013 BPEC Life Awards. Trevor was presented with the Award to travel in May 2014 to the Zimbabwean town of Marondera to an orphanage called Musha Wevana. He will be accompanied by an eight person team who will provide hot water […]

Irish plumber John Robinson has won £8,000 from The BPEC Charity!

Irish plumber John Robinson has won £8,000 in the 2013 BPEC Life Awards. John, from Ballyearl, Newtownabbey, County Antrim was presented with the award for his work alongside a village community in the Bluefields region of Nicaragua in a place called Rama Cay. John will be working alongside the Friends in Action charity to enable […]

Danny Jones has been awarded £5,000 by the BPEC Charity!

Danny Jones and his team from Willmott Dixon 4Life Academy and Exodus Solutions Ltd have been awarded £5,000 in the 2013 BPEC Life Awards. Their project involves helping one of the poorest communities in the world called Agome Sevah in rural Togo, West Africa. Danny is working in partnership with Dekamile which is a UK […]

Anita Smith and her team have won £15,006.02 in the 2013 BPEC Life Awards!

Life Award 2013 The BPEC Charity has announced Anita Smith and her team have won £15,006.02. The Bansang Hospital was announced as the recipient of the 2013 Life Award. The team is led by Anita Smith and also includes Nick Foley, a plumbing and heating engineer. Winning the award means that they will now be able […]

The BPEC Charity gives out over £30,000 to plumbing projects!

BPEC Life Award 2013 Over £30,000 has been given out in charitable donations by the BPEC Charity to projects that use plumbing skills to enhance life. At the second Life Award presentation ceremony, the BPEC Charity made four awards to deserving projects. In memory of BPEC’s founding chairman Raymond J Brooks, they were presented by […]

BPEC Mapped Biomass Train the Trainer Course

The BPEC Biomass course and assessments have now been successfully mapped against the QCF and National Occupational Standards (NOS) to meet the forthcoming likely requirement for anyone applying for MCS certification to hold QCF and NOS mapped qualifications. BPEC are delighted to announce a further Train the Trainer course at Specflue, Sudbury, Suffolk for five […]

BPEC Support Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week: Keeping our nation safe We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week taking place 16th – 22nd September 2013. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the […]

Team UK Success at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

Two Gold, One Silver and Three Bronze in Medal Haul The UK was celebrating after its team of apprentices and young employees enjoyed great success at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, which took place from 2 – 7 July in Germany. Team UK put in a world class performance showcasing the skills of young people in this […]

Updating Of BPEC Solar PV Course

BPEC have now completed the updating of the BPEC Solar Photovoltaic manual in-line with the current changes to the electrical regulations and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Guide to the Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems. This has meant that the assessments for both theory and the scenarios have been altered; the updated material will be […]

Gas Safe Register offers advice on the dangers of CO during the holiday period.

With millions of Britons planning to holiday in the UK this year Gas Safe Register are again urging the public to stay safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from charcoal and gas barbecues, as well as potential risks from camping equipment and gas appliances in holiday accommodation. Gas Safe Register have produced […]

SkillPLUMB heats end with victorious George

The final 2013 SkillPLUMB regional heat has named 20-year old George Caddick as the South’s best young plumber, after a close-run event at Bridgwater College on 26 June. George, an apprentice with Blue Bay Plumbing and Heating and studying at Cornwall College, scored most highly out of nine competitors who went head-to-head in a plumbing […]

BPEC @ SkillPLUMB, Coleg Cambria

Funded by the Welsh Government with the support of the European Social Fund and run by a dedicated network of colleges, work-based learning providers and employer-led organisations, Skills Competition Wales are free to enter and typically run throughout March and April of each year. Competitions offer students, trainees and apprentices in Wales a chance to […]

BPEC raise £565 for Charity!

BPEC raise £565 for Derby based Charity, Safe and Sound! In April, 9 members of the BPEC team took part in the annual Derby 10K to raise money for the Safe and Sound Charity. In total, £565 was raised which is a fantastic achievement! Nathalie Walters (CEO Safe & Sound) expressed her thanks and told […]

Martyn tops Midlands SkillPLUMB heat!

The latest heat in the 2013 SkillPLUMB competition has seen 23 year-old Martyn Lee named the Midlands’ best young plumber after a demanding event at Burton and South Derbyshire College on 12 June. Martyn, an apprentice with Adrian Kidman Plumbing and Heating and studying at Cambridge Regional College, beat seven other competitors in a head-to-head […]

I have been delighted with the results..

Development Award 2012 June 2013 Over the past two months I have been busy on a number of projects to support students undertaking their Level 2 and 3 Plumbing qualifications. Second Life (SL) Virtual Plumbing College – I was delighted when my college (North West London) confirmed they would continue to fund the SL Region […]

BPEC launch a brand new plumbing qualification – Level 3 WaterSafe

BPEC have recently launched a brand new plumbing qualification – the QCF Level 3 Award in Safe Systems of Hot and Cold Water and Sanitation (WaterSafe experienced worker qualification). BPEC have worked closely with WaterSafe in the development of the qualification which will enable experienced workers without qualifications to achieve the recognition they deserve. By […]

SkillPLUMB names Owain as best in Wales!

20 year-old Owain Powell from GVJ Plumbing & Heating in Ceredigion has been named best young plumber in Wales, following the SkillPLUMB Wales national final at Deeside College on 14 May. Owain, studying at Coleg Sir Gar, went up against 10 other competitors in a task to install a small central heating system. Their work […]