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- February 2008

F-Gas: UK prepares for mandatory skills assessment 01 February 2008
THE European Commission has now finalised its detailed requirements for the training and certification of engineers working on stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment under the European Fluorinated Gases Regulation - known as the F-Gas Regulation.

Industry action to contain F-Gases 01 February 2008
AS part of the process of understanding the requirements of the F-Gas regulation, a new website has been launched.

HEALTH&SAFETY MATTERS:Lessons to learn from baby's death 01 February 2008
No-one was directly to blame for the death of a baby killed by scalding water, but this tragic incident should lead to local authorities being subject to new safety regulations, says BOB TOWSE head of technical and safety at the HVCA.

Contractor Profile: A healthy approach to success 01 February 2008
Demand for ventilation and water hygiene services is at an all time high, and Essex-based Swiftclean is riding the crest of a wave.

Company Profile: Something for Everyone 01 February 2008
Glow-worm has the highest consumer awareness of any boiler brand in the UK. Not surprisingly, brand marketing manager Katie Cope intends it to stay that way, writes Paul Braithwaite

Better the managers, better the chances that firms will prosper 01 February 2008
Directors need to be aware of their duties, says Bob Bailey, Midlands chair of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, and partner at Baker Tilly.

Size does matter 01 February 2008
Phil Johnson (below) explains why ADCAS is once again highlighting the benefits of sticking to standard sizes for circular ductwork

Give water a chance 01 February 2008
In an ideal world, every cooling system should be specified on its merits in relation to each project. John Lightfoot (right), sales and marketing director of Quartz's TEV and chair of HEVAC's Fan Coil Unit Group, argues that fan coil chilled water systems deserve a fairer crack of the whip

Re-inventing the fan coil 01 February 2008
Fan coils have a proven track record for reliability and flexibility. Despite this longevity, Andrew Saxon of Biddle Air Systems believes they still have a key role to play in the drive towards energy efficiency

Motor specification: one size does not fit all 01 February 2008
The process of selecting the most appropriate motor for a fan coil unit needs to take a wide range of factors into consideration. Peter Faruqi of Dunham Bush explains why there is more to it than following the crowd

A quieter way to deep clean 01 February 2008
The Prime Minister has decreed that hospitals be deep cleaned. One company says it can carry out the procedure, without needing to evict the patients

Fit for purpose 01 February 2008
Standardisation would mean more competitive prices and larger stockholdings of fewer combinations. And the industry could be the winner