The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has expressed concern over eBay selling safety-critical gas components.
In response to this news article our very own, new addition Eddie Stanton releases a statement:
“As one of the industry’s most recognisable brands in the area of gas safety, CORGI Technical Services lent its support to the initiative to stamp out sales of stolen and non proprietary safe critical gas components. Eddie Stanton, CTS Commercial Director stated “working as we do towards attainment of the highest gas safety standards possible, our position is that the trade should always purchase safety critical components from a known and reputable source, and preferably from the manufacturer in question.”
Responding to recent reports regarding an increase in purchasing of stolen and non proprietary parts on eBay, Stanton commented “ clearly in these difficult financial conditions there is a need to keep costs as low as possible, however, in the area of gas safety there can be no compromise”. He continued “ we urge all stakeholders within the sector to put safety before cost savings.”
Mr. Stanton also backed the growing calls for personal CO detectors for installers, following the recent tragic incident with an installer in Stoke on Trent “ Everyone in our industry has the right to take every conceivable step to protect their personal safety in gas related areas, this applies to the installer every bit as much as tenants or residents.”