Stephen talks latest plumbing assignments and the new Welsh sprinkler laws in latest blog

Last week the Welsh Assembly voted to install sprinklers in new homes instead of smoke alarms, which should create new jobs for plumbers.

As a trainee plumber living in Wales, Stephen Marlor tells us what he thinks of the new laws, as well as letting us know what he’s been up to on his Train4TradeSkills course.

Our AM is Ann Jones and she represents the Vale Of Clwyd Constituency – she used to work as a fire officer in the fire station call centre that takes calls for firemen and she put a water sprinkler restoration idea through about 3 years ago. It was only approved by London about a month ago, which is past the post and has cost the assembly £3,000 each time we had to put the idea forward, which is quite expensive on the economy.

My opinion is that putting sprinklers into buildings instead of fire alarms is a good idea as it makes you aware that there is a fire and the sprinkler will come on and put out the fire without having to call the fire brigade every time. I believe that it will save a lot of time and money.

 Good news as well this week…I submitted my unit 22 and got 92%.

I’m now just getting ready for the Welsh general election and we had a meeting today as I’ve been doing some work for the Welsh papers for our candidate.

 I’ve started looking at unit 23 which looks quite interesting. It is a shorter module which I could get done quite quickly and will look at submitting it this coming week and then start working on unit 24 so that I am ready for September. The sooner I qualify, the better.

 I just want to thank Train 4 Trade Skills again for all their help and giving me an opportunity to get new qualifications. Also, a big thank you to all my followers and for the positive feedback.

You can read Stephen’s blog at  or follow him on Twitter at


About Train4tradeSkills

Train4TradeSkills offer the only trade training skills courses that combine three great ways to learn, through a unique blend of book based theory, practical workshops and virtual reality PC based training, to help you qualify you as a plumber, electrician or gas engineer. No other learning provider offers our unique way to study, with full tutor support, easy to follow, step by step modules. Once you complete one part of the course and return your work for marking, the next stage of the course automatically follows. It’s as easy as that. It’s fun, it’s easy to follow... and it can be fitted around your existing work and family commitments!

Posted on March 21, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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