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Technician news

As well as our regularly published articles in the trade or consumer media listed in our main news section,  from time to time we publish news or information for specifically for heating technicians. You can find our articles below. 

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More heating apprentices needed in England as numbers fall during pandemic

Thursday, February 10, 2022 by OFTEC

Young adults in England are being urged to consider a career in the heating industry following a difficult year for apprenticeships during the pandemic.

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Updated Covid-19 guidance for tradespeople working in the home issued to households in England

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by OFTEC

As we move along the final steps out of lockdown and life slowly begins to return to normal, new guidelines for tradespeople working in the home have been issued to keep households safe.

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Triple appointment at OFTEC as trade association invests in team expansion

Thursday, June 10, 2021 by OFTEC

OFTEC has announced three new appointments to its technical and inspection teams as the trade association continues to strengthen its off-grid services for technicians working across liquid fuel, solid fuel and renewable heating technologies.

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OFTEC Technical book updates

Thursday, April 01, 2021 by OFTEC Technical team

When there are changes to building regulations, the OFTEC Technical books are updated to take these into account.

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Virtual events offer heating technicians expert advice on breaking into renewables

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by OFTEC

OFTEC registered technicians looking to expand into the renewables sector should sign up now for the second in a series of free interactive webinars hosted by OFTEC and MCS, which goes out live on Friday 19 March at 2pm.

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New technical notice issued

Friday, August 21, 2020 by OFTEC Technical team

HM Government has recently published a new Manual to the Building Regulations for use in England. The manual includes guidance on how to ensure the requirements of the building regulations are met when carrying out work.

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Don't risk an oil spill - if you are in any doubt, replace consumable items

Monday, June 22, 2020 by OFTEC

In the event of a fuel spill originating from a flexible fuel line, home insurers may try to pass the cost on to the technician who services the appliance. How can you protect yourself from this risk?

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OFTEC comments on Jay Blades Home Fix BBC TV programme

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 by OFTEC

OFTEC was concerned that in episode 9 of series 1 of Jay Blades Home Fix (first broadcast on 04/06/2020 there was a feature about someone building a fence around an oil tank.

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Free registration for apprentices offer

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by OFTEC registration team

Apprentices who have achieved their level 3 (level 6 in RoI) may be eligible for a year's free OFTEC registration. Certain conditions apply.

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