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ASFP boosts its team with two new appointments

PR 293 New team square 4.3 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has once again expanded its team to enhance and further develop its technical and member services.

The ASFP’s Technical & Regulatory Affairs team has been enlarged with the promotion of Dr Andrew Taylor to Head of Technical and the appointment of Stuart Southall to the Technical Officer role.

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Supporting UK schools at a time of crisis

MPBA profile imageUK schools are facing yet another unprecedented challenge. As teachers and education leaders fight to get learning back on track, their efforts are now hampered by unsafe structures and a severe lack of alternative learning environments. In the latest list published by the Department of Education (DfE), 147 schools have already been identified as affected by the use of dangerous reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in their buildings.

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Momentum grows to clean up greenwashing

alex 8 with logoNew regulations in the UK and abroad signal mounting scrutiny on the misleading practice of greenwashing. Alex Minett, Head of Global New Markets at CHAS, looks at what these changes are and how businesses can respond.

Greenwashing is used to describe misinformation about the environmental and sustainability claims of an organisation. It's an all too common practice. Marketing ploys, vague assurances and manipulation of language and symbols are adopted by companies looking to present themselves as more environmentally responsible than they actually are.

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GSHPA to Participate in the Regulatory Process, Focusing on Sector Protection

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) is actively engaging in the regulatory process following the Environment Agency's announcement of amendments to the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 1996. While the GSHPA welcomes the sentiment behind these changes, the organisation is committed to safeguarding the impact on the ground source heating and cooling sector.

In an official statement issued by the GSHPA’s Council, the association acknowledges the importance of addressing environmental concerns and ensuring the responsible use of heat pump technology. These initial comments pertain specifically to closed-loop ground source heating and cooling systems, and the GSHPA anticipates further updates and amendments as additional information becomes available.

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ASFP to host fire safety seminar in London

PR 292 Aviva seminar 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is hosting a CPD seminar at the Aviva Building in London on Wednesday 13th September 2023. The event brings together a range of expert ASFP and guest speakers to provide An Update of the Building Safety Act.

Starting at 9.15am, attendees will be welcomed to the event by ASFP Managing Director Mike Ward and Aviva’s Allister Smith. Industry experts will focus on the impact of the legislation, including the requirements at Gateway 2 and 3, product testing, Golden Thread, and supplying digital data. ASFP will also offer information on its new Competency Pathway and ASFP Quality Mark.

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ASFP is shortlisted for three awards

PR 291 MemCom award shortlistThe Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is pleased to announce it has been shortlisted in three categories of the Memcom Excellence Awards 2023. The Awards shine a light on organisations that increase value for their profession and contribute to a better society. They aim to highlight successful membership organisations, recognising the creativity and hard work which goes into driving up standards in the membership sector.

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Jacqueline O'Donovan elected to the Court of the Worshipful Company of Carmen

73FIdjcManaging Director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O'Donovan OBE, has been elected from a pool of prestigious candidates to the esteemed Court of the Worshipful Company of Carmen. This distinguished appointment recognises Jacqueline's exceptional contributions to the logistics and transport industry and her unwavering commitment to increasing diversity, sustainability, innovation, and community engagement.

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A Secured by Design addition to the Salford Skyline

d891687c0a5648d6a3fd9b2ccf29e6cbLocal residents in Salford will have noticed the appearance of a new twenty-three storey residential tower block in the New Bailey region known as ‘C1’.

Built by Morgan Sindall PLC for Muse Developments Limited, C1 includes all those security features recommended by Secured by Design, the national police crime prevention initiative which has been working to increase the security standards in new homes built across the UK since 1989.

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‘Electrician Plus’ concept launched by TESP

Electrician Plus launched by TESPThe new brand concept ‘Electrician Plus’ has been launched by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) this week to highlight how the role of a qualified electrician is central to the installation of low carbon and renewable technologies.

Adequate understanding of electrical scientific theory and principles and demonstrable occupational competence are critical for the safe installation of technologies such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, battery storage systems and electric vehicle charging points (EVCP). The core competence of a qualified electrician is the foundation from which to upskill and train in these areas.

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Leeds College of Building celebrates first University Centre graduates

BAM LCB Graduation image 1The first students to complete a degree-level apprenticeship at Leeds College of Building University Centre (UC) have graduated.

The class of seven BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Site Management degree apprentices employed by BAM attended the graduation ceremony at validating institution, Leeds Beckett University.

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Training engineers of the future - new partnership leads to work placements

A pioneering work experience programme has given students a fantastic opportunity to develop their careers in the engineering and electrical industries while they study for qualifications at New City College.

The work placement initiative was launched through a collaboration between mechanical and electrical services contractor Phoenix ME, based in East London, and New City College’s Construction and Engineering Centre in Rainham.  

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