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  1. Women in the Trades Industry

    Women in the Trades Industry
    Over the last 20 years, the number of women working has steadily increased. However, only a small portion work in the skilled trades industry. A recent study found that only 2% of plumbers and 0.5% of heating engineers were female. This is despite there being no gender requirements for skilled trades roles. Depending on which trade you’re looking at, men...
  2. Avoiding Dangerous Central Heating and Boiler Spares

    Avoiding Dangerous Central Heating and Boiler Spares
    Why Should I be Avoiding Dangerous Boiler Spares? It’s becoming increasingly more important to responsibly recycle an old boiler, not only for environmental reasons but also for the safety of your customers too. Let us explain why you should be avoiding dangerous boiler spares and should always be using official boiler spare parts.   Invalidates Warranties Nowadays, boilers have long...
  3. Keeping Your Work Van Tidy

    Keeping Your Work Van Tidy
    Tips for keeping your work van tidy and organised. No matter which trade you’re in, having an untidy work van can cost you a lot of time and effort. It is quite likely adding to your daily frustration. The good news is that there are a range of things that you can do to reduce this. Keeping your work van...
  4. How to Protect Your Van from Thieves

    How to Protect Your Van from Thieves
    How to protect your van from theft. Van theft is a huge issue in the U.K. Numbers are growing every year with over 10 cases reported every day.  Data suggests that over 98% of tradespeople are concerned about tool or vehicle theft. Unfortunately this isn't surprising with the thousands of tools stolen every day. Stolen tools and damaged vans aren't...
  5. What is a Waste Carrier Licence?

    What is a Waste Carrier Licence?
    As many of you may know, fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence for which you could be prosecuted. In 2016/17, fly-tipping cost local councils over £58m in clean-up costs. It’s more important now than ever before that we do our bit to protect the environment. In 2014, the government changed the laws around carrying and disposal of waste. If you...
  6. Recycle Your Old Boiler Responsibly - Introducing the BoilerBox

    Recycle Your Old Boiler Responsibly - Introducing the BoilerBox
    Recycle your old boiler responsibly. Do you ever think about where your old boiler waste is ending up? In 2018/2019 there were over a million cases of fly tipping in the U.K. costing councils in England an estimated £12.9 million pounds in clear up and enforcement fees. A third of all incidents reported were  ‘small van load’ of rubbish. Perhaps...

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