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8 Solutions: 8 Solutions launch Data Centre Healthcare, Mechanical Services division

8 Solutions, the UK’s leading data centre healthcare company specialising in the deep cleaning and decontamination of critical environments has launched a Data Centre Healthcare Mechanical Services division. Headed up by Neil Sorrell, Business Development Manager at 8 Solutions, the new division will focus on six key areas including: Floor Remediation and Leveling, Floor Strengthening; Sub floor Maintenance, Air Flow Management, Fire Walling, and Decontamination and Protection. According t... [more]

1st Action: The summer is the best time to service your boiler and heating system

Every central heating boiler should be checked and serviced each year to avoid problems such as pump failure, heating circulation problems, a noisy boiler, leaking radiator valves or cold spots on the radiator. If these problems are regularly experienced then the heating system could benefit from power flushing. A regularly checked gas boiler could improve its efficiency and lead to smaller gas bills. It could also reduce fuel waste and highlight any safety problems. With the summer months up... [more]

1st Action: Strong demand for more female plumbers

According to a report from the Equal Opportunities Commission in 2001, there were only 17 registered female plumbers. The chief executive of the EOC believes that women have previously been channelled into jobs such as childcare, instead of being made aware of alternative career opportunities. On a more positive note, many local authorities across the country are now trying to attract more women into the trades, including plumbing. According to a new survey from 1st Action plumbing, 57 per ce... [more]

2010 AHR Expo-Mexico: AHR Expo-Mexico returns to the World Trade Center in Mexico City

Held every two years, AHR Expo-Mexico is the premier trade event for the Mexican and Latin American HVAC/R marketplace. Alternating locations with Monterrey, the 2010 Show returns to the World Trade Center in Mexico City, D.F. for the first time in four years. Over 6,000 contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, facility managers and other HVAC/R buyers and specifiers of HVAC/R technology look for energy efficient products, sustainable technologies and dependable suppliers. And with over... [more]

1st Action: Boiler scrappage scheme should be re-introduced

Just three months after the Government’s boiler scrappage scheme was introduced, all 125,000 vouchers have been snapped up, causing the scheme to close. The Government gave householders £400 towards upgrading their old G rated boiler, for a new efficient A rated boiler. Richard Clarke, chairman of 1st Action plumbing believes that the speed in which all 125,000 vouchers were handed out shows the inadequacy of the scheme: “The boiler scrappage scheme has so many long-term benefits for consumer... [more]

1st Action: Training budgets cuts could help the rogue training industry to thrive

The Government has recently announced that it is cutting training budgets for adult learners by 10 to 25 per cent, meaning that colleges may have to axe courses on subjects such as plumbing and building. The cuts are being made to plug a national £200 million funding hole, however, Richard Clarke, chairman of 1st Action plumbing believes these cuts will help the “rogue training” industry to thrive. Clarke comments, “The plumbing industry is only going to suffer from these training cuts as it ... [more]

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