New Plumbing guidelines released
NICE the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has suggested in new guidelines that Plumbers and heating engineers should join in the fight against fuel poverty. The report observes that professionals such as installers, plumbers and heating engineers, visiting cold properties, should help assess the homeowners’ heating needs and advise on the effect living in a cold home can have on their welfare.

The guidelines have highlighted the dangers of living in a home that isn’t properly heated, especially if the occupant is vulnerable or elderly. Paul Hardy, managing director at Baxi, commented: "Heating engineers and plumbers visit thousands of people every day as they work to maintain the essential services of heating and hot water, and we join NICE in encouraging them to take the necessary action if they think their customers are at risk. "However, for the idea to work properly, local councils must ensure that lines of responsibility, channels of communication and the process itself are clearly defined. At this point, there are still a number of questions that need answering. "Contract engineers will most likely be able to accommodate the NICE guidelines with little difficulty, as they are already geared up to give advice to homeowners. However, small business owners are less likely to have the resources and would need to change their business model quite radically to ensure they can make referrals with ease."We must remember that during the winter months, plumbing and heating engineers are put under extreme pressure to respond to calls to fix and install heating and hot water systems. It must be acknowledged that gaining consent from vulnerable adults and making a referral will take time. Homeowners will want to know what being referred means for them – who will be given their details, when someone will get in touch, and what the outcome will be – and so heating engineers must have this information readily available.”

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