APHC will once again be partnering up with Installer magazine in hosting two webinars as part of #InstallerFESTIVAL. Simply click the links to sign up and join us for free.
Monday 10 May at 11am
How to avoid catastrophic component failure with the humble check valve
John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC)will be delivering a technical briefing session on some crucial points that need to be considered when installing check valves in plumbing and heating systems.
John says, “Over the years the APHC Technical Department has seen a number of cases in which the installation of check valves in systems has led to catastrophic component failure with resulting damage to customer property.”
This session will cover the following key points that need to be considered when installing check valves in order to avoid potential component failure –
- The basic properties of water
- The Water Regulation requirements in relation to backflow protection
- Typical applications of check valves in plumbing & heating systems
- The effects of temperature and pressure on system components
- How to mitigate against the effects of temperature and pressure when installing check valves
Wednesday 12 May at 3pm
An overview of the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship in England
Graeme Dryden, Deputy CEO at the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) will be hosting an online session to discuss the apprenticeship currently available in England, and the training of people starting a career in a modern plumbing and heating industry.
Over time new technology, materials and working practices change, so to ensure the apprenticeship delivers training effectively, it is important to understand these changes and how they affect you and how you work. This information can then be used to inform the employer group and allow them to make the necessary changes.
This session will look at the following areas –
- How the apprenticeship is structured in England
- An overview of the apprenticeship content
- The proposed structure of the revised apprenticeship
- How to provide feedback on the apprenticeship and get involved further