Monthly Archives: December 2016

WPC elects new Board Chairman

The World Plumbing Council (WPC) is pleased to announce that Shayne La Combre, CEO of Australia’s Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) and Deputy Chair of the WPC, has been elected unopposed to Chair of the WPC for the 2016 – 2019 term. The confirmation took place at the recent WPC Triennial Conference held in […]

Notice for BPEC Centres: Legionella Answer Sheets Update

BPEC have recently made some changes to the Legionella Risk Assessment and Water Systems Disinfection for Mechanical Services answer sheets. Centres offering the Legionella course, could you please re-download the answer sheets from our website. BECOMING APPROVED TO DELIVER LEGIONELLA If you would like to extend your range of products and services we have a team of dedicated technical […]

ETA – December 2016 Update

ETA in Stourbridge are almost there. Matt and the team have been continuing with the transformation of their new training centre in Stourbridge. ETA have recently been approved to deliver Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) and Water Regulations / Byelaws. Full ACS approval and additional qualifications will follow early 2017 prior to the grand opening – we will update […]

Team UK Strikes Gold in EuroSkills Gothenburg

The UK has struck gold with its best ever performance in what was dubbed a Brexit stress test – the EuroSkills finals in Gothenburg. The 22-strong team cleaned up with four gold (in three disciplines), one silver and three bronze (in two disciplines) medals, as well as eight Medallions of Excellence following three days of […]


SNIPEF, the leading trade association for plumbing and heating firms in Scotland and Northern Ireland, has awarded its Business of the Year Award 2016 to CHC Group Ltd of Craigavon. The award recognises technical skills and ability, excellent customer service and a commitment to raising standards in the industry. The judging panel described the winning […]

Angela Wright, Able Skills

“Able Skills use the well-established and industry known certification body BPEC to certificate our gas training and assessment and make sure our gas courses are run to the correct standard to be in line with industry regulations. BPEC certification has a reputation for quality and high standards and this is one of the main reasons […]