Lack of installer knowledge relating to Part G prompts free online training module

Published:  09 September, 2014

Leading anti-scald bathroom product manufacturer, Inta, has launched a new e-learning package after it was revealed that a staggering two thirds of plumbers and installers do not know what the Part G building regulations entail.

The company’s recent survey, taken by 100 plumbers and installers, found that two out of five also had no idea what the maximum temperature water delivered to a bath fitted with a thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) should be.

The findings additionally highlighted lack of enforcement as a serious issue, with more than half of those surveyed unaware of any enforcement of Part G building regulations since they came into force in 2010, and 89% of respondents calling for made more rigorous policing of the regulations.

These results prompted Inta to try and improve industry knowledge by developing a bespoke training module that enables plumbers and installers to brush up on their knowledge of the legislation and safety benefits of thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs).

Free and interactive, the online resource not only helps to identify the legal requirements, but also the products that would be best suited to a range of bathroom scenarios.

Stuart Gizzi, managing director at Inta, said: “When we launched the company 12 years ago we made it our goal to make bathrooms completely scald-free. We have always been vocal about the training that plumbers and installers need to fully understand the legislation in place to make bathrooms safer, however the results of this survey show that more needs to be done.

“Four years on from the introduction of Part G and we still don’t have industry-wide support for the education and enforcement of these regulations, which is quite frankly dangerous. The launch of our latest e-learning package is just one of the ways that we support our installers, but if we’re going to see a shift in attitude and behaviour in the industry we need more people to get behind us.”

To take Intas TMV e-learning module, visit