Training is important for educating the next generation on the risks of using dangerous materials such as Lead.

Helping vocational skills teachers understand the facts about professional Lead Solder use

Aims of the article Owing to the uneven way knowledge is distributed in society, Teachers in the Vocational Skills industry are often uninformed about key changes to technical safety legislation, concerning their occupational field. This paper aims to help Teachers in plumbing, heating and gas to acknowledge the problems with lead solder and the statutory […]

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Toxic Lead Solder approved by professional plumbing organisations and used widespread in UK colleges & homes

Is Lead Solder legal to use on Heating and Gas Systems? Lead in the water has found that the use of toxic lead solder is widespread in UK Further Education Colleges and by Gas Safe Registered Engineers for heating and gas pipe installations. Lead Solder appears to be approved on non-drinking water supplies in recent […]

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UK training provider promotes use of lead-based solder

BPEC, ‘an industry-leading provider of qualifications, assessments and learning materials’, appear to condone the use of lead solder in their training materials. In a their publication ‘Essential Plumbing Skills Development for Copper Pipe Installation’ (page 7), which can be seen by clicking the link or the excerpt below, BPEC state that “leaded solder is beneficial to achieve early […]

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