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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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