The Heating Engineers and Allied Trades federation has been launched, aimed at giving a formal voice in the UK to installers, technicians, engineers and trades operatives.
In a statement, the newly formed federation said: “We will represent the views and interests of engineers with organisations and businesses from the European Commission, through national and devolved government, Competent Persons scheme operators and Manufacturers.
“With collective membership and representation as a federation that encompasses all the Heating and Allied Trades engineers and technicians, we hope to achieve a membership of such magnitude and influence that the legislators who bury us in onerous rules and paperwork, and the organisations that profit from our misery will be able to do so no more.”
The chairman and founder Mr Neil Rose said: “There are many political issues which face the industry and will cost the trade money, despite our customers not wanting to comply with them.
“The impact on the small to medium business can be catastrophic in these hard times.
“How many decisions are made and rules laid down that we the engineers have to comply with which are set by people who have never even had a spanner in their hands – is it any wonder that they often end up being impracticable and unworkable?
“The time has come, for the views and feelings of rank and file Heating Engineers to be heard.”
For further information on the federation and to join, please visit www.heatfed.co.uk