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Newsleaks SNIPEF backs new Scottish show After the success of the Installer2015 & Installer2016 shows at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, a new edition will be launched in September 2017 - with the support of SNIPEF INSTALLERSCOTLAND IS a two-day show, held at the SEC in Glasgow, that will bring together many of the heating and plumbing industry’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to give visiting installers the ideal opportunity to discover the latest products. As the key organisation for plumbing and heating businesses in Scotland and Northern Ireland, SNIPEF is delighted to become a partner to help ensure that the new exhibition will be a success from the start. We look forward to working with the Installer team on an event that will appeal to SNIPEF members local installers and employers from across Scotland. Specially-designed around ‘getting hands-on’ with everything from boilers to bathrooms, InstallerSCOTLAND boasts a number of highlight features as well as demonstrations, competitions, giveaways and special show deals to ensure a fun-packed and informative day that will be well worth a visit. For more information, visit www.installershow.com • News in brief HOME SAFETY expert Honeywell is calling on installers to help educate the public on carbon monoxide following shocking new statistics released by the CO Be Alarmed campaign. The campaign’s UK wide survey revealed that 52 per cent of householders do not have a CO alarm in their home, and 27 million people are considered to be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. A separate study, conducted by CO Be Alarmed in 2012, found that many homeowners incorrectly believe their smoke alarm would detect a CO leak, further highlighting the lack of understanding amongst the general public. Adrian Keats from Honeywell’s Home Safety business said “For installers who are constantly interacting with the public, there is a unique opportunity to spread the word about CO safety, and encourage the installation of appropriate alarms. Fitting an alarm is a five-minute job at most, so by keeping a few alarms in the back of the van, installers can quickly and easily help homeowners protect their household from the risks of carbon monoxide. BSI, the British standards company, has revised PAS 2030:2017 Specification for the installation of energy efficiency measures in existing buildings. The updated PAS specifies requirements for the installation of energy efficiency measures (EEM) in an existing building, applicable whether the building is used for commercial or residential purposes. In response to recommendations from existing users of PAS 2030, the specification has been expanded to include definitive requirements for design aspects to be validated by installers, as well as specific methods, processes and procedures to be employed in commissioning installation and handover of projects. The revised PAS includes requirements for installation processes, process management and service provision. It also includes criteria relating to installation methods, equipment, tools, product or system and material suitability. The commissioning of installed measures and the training, skills and competence of the people undertaking such installation, is also covered in PAS 2030. • 14 Spring 2017


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