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Exclusive product safety seminar for members

Exclusive product safety seminar for members

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Consumer protection organisations DGCOS, HICS, and HIES are holding a member exclusive seminar on product compliance with the Office for Product Safety Standards and West Yorkshire Trading Standards. The seminar will focus on product safety with a strong emphasis on importing. It will cover: • Who is an importer?• What must importers do to comply?• Who can help importers?• Who are the…
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COVID-19 lockdown guide for installers

COVID-19 lockdown guide for installers

We have produced this guide to help installers navigate their way through the current lockdown. The guide includes information on: If tradespeople in England and Wales can work How to protect yourself, your staff, and your customers Working in consumer's homes Social distancing Keeping work areas clean Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and face coverings Useful links To download your copy tod…

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New regulator for construction products

New regulator for construction products

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced the launch of a new regulator that ensures materials used to build homes will be safer. The launch follows the Hackitt review which came after the Grenfell tragedy and the Building Safety Bill that was published in Summer 2020. The Bill “set out the biggest reforms to building safety regulation for a generation, and …

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Faisal Hussain joins DGCOS as New Chief Executive

Faisal Hussain joins DGCOS as New Chief Executive

The Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman scheme, DGCOS, welcomes new Chief Executive, Faisal Hussain. Faisal will be working with the DGCOS team to ensure consumers continue to be protected and to support DGCOS members in delivering excellent customer service and winning more business. Faisal brings in-depth knowledge and experience in the double glazing sector as well as having many years’ e…

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Tool theft is costing installers over £5.5k

Tool theft is costing installers over £5.5k

A recent survey by Honcho insurance reveals that tool theft from vans is costing businesses an average of £5,584 with 89% saying that their van insurance didn’t cover the full cost of replacement. And tool thefts are on the increase. A tradesperson’s van is broken into on average every 20 minutes in the UK and the financial impact is not just on the cost of replacing tools but being unable to…

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