Plumbers offered water hygiene training

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has announced its latest scheme to deliver four free regional training seminars covering water hygiene.  

Partnered with City & Guilds - the leading vocational, training and education organisation, providing services to employees and trainees across a number of sectors - the sessions will be rolled out in September. 

Following on from the success of another four regional seminars held in March, the recognised education group has partnered with the APHC once again to deliver training seminars at a number of boiler manufacturer training centres across the UK.  

The contents of the tutorials will cover water hygiene and Legionella, as well as the redevelopment of the apprenticeship scheme. 

Seminars are free to attend and are open to all professional heating and plumbing businesses, including non-APHC members. 

Representatives from the sector's trailblazer group, responsible for plumbing and heating apprenticeships, will be present at the seminars. 

All participants will be given the opportunity to discuss the changes to the apprenticeship schemes and provide their opinion on the current and proposed future processes. 

The APHC has launched a number of successful training programmes for the plumbing industry. The Legionella scheme was launched earlier this year and currently has a total of eight organisations added to its membership base. 

It was introduced in response to an update of the Approved Code of Practice from the Health and Safety Executive on how professionals should manage the risk of the bacteria. 

Graeme Dryden, APHC's technical services manager, said: "APHC are delighted to once again be working in partnership with City & Guilds to deliver four free regional seminars this September.

"It is vital that all employees are given an opportunity to provide input and this is an ideal chance for those within the plumbing and heating industry to have a say."

The seminars are planned to run from September 15th to 25th and will be held at selected locations across the UK. 

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