Plumbers to benefit from new Wales sprinkler laws
The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers (CIPHE) reports that the new law received unanimous support from the Welsh Assembly, there the legislation is set to go ahead. The plans state that all newly built residential properties – so houses, blocks of flats, care homes and university halls of residence – will be required to have sprinklers fitted.
The reason for the sprinklers is to replace all smoke alarms in new homes. Wales will be the first country to do this, and as long as the changes are cost-effective, then they should be a success.
The positive news about this new legislation is that it will create new jobs for plumbers in Wales, who will be required to install the sprinklers.
Blane Judd, the CEO of The CIPHE commented, “The legislation is good news for members of the public. Due to the increase in demand some plumbers will need to retrain so that they can work with the sprinkler systems but it will be worth it to save so many lives. “
Stephen Marlor, one of the Train4TradeSkills Student Bloggers, is training to become a plumber and lives in Wales. Stephen will be telling us his thoughts on the Welsh Assembly’s plans. To read Stephen’s blog, go to www.stephenwithtrain4tradeskills.blogspot.com
Posted on March 17, 2011, in plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers, CIPHE, National Assembly for Wales, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, sprinklers, t4ts, train 4 trade skills, train4tradeskills, Wales, Welsh Assembly. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.