stop over regulation of gas engineers

Gas engineers have to go to college every five years and take the same exams over and over again. The cost is massive with all the different modules required, basic safety, flues, cookers, fires, boilers etc. Plus the three or four days off of work.

I have now done it four times and every time it has been exactly the same, what is the point !

I did a five year apprenticeship to start with which covered everything, now I have to keep on doing the same exam every five years. We are not stupid, if there are any updates we need to know we can read it in the Gas Safe Magazine.

There is a huge training con here making a very good living of off the backs of gas engineers. 

Why is this idea important?

Gas engineers have to go to college every five years and take the same exams over and over again. The cost is massive with all the different modules required, basic safety, flues, cookers, fires, boilers etc. Plus the three or four days off of work.

I have now done it four times and every time it has been exactly the same, what is the point !

I did a five year apprenticeship to start with which covered everything, now I have to keep on doing the same exam every five years. We are not stupid, if there are any updates we need to know we can read it in the Gas Safe Magazine.

There is a huge training con here making a very good living of off the backs of gas engineers. 

manual trades should retire at a younger age

 

It is all very well the government raising the retirement age to save money, but they only see it from an office bound point of view.

Manual workers whose jobs involve heavy lifting, working in confined spaces and up and down ladders etc, such as plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, brick-layers and the like ,really start to struggle at around 55 years of age. It is a form of cruelty to expect them to carry on until they drop at around 70. In my life time as an engineer I have had three slipped discs, two knee operations, and a shoulder operation, all as a direct result of my job, and I know I am not alone amongst manual workers with these kind of injuries.

The joke is that civil servants, and many public sector workers are actively encouraged to retire at 55 with fat pensions after doing nothing more physically strenuous than lifting a pen and paper throughout their careers.

Why is this idea important?

 

It is all very well the government raising the retirement age to save money, but they only see it from an office bound point of view.

Manual workers whose jobs involve heavy lifting, working in confined spaces and up and down ladders etc, such as plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, brick-layers and the like ,really start to struggle at around 55 years of age. It is a form of cruelty to expect them to carry on until they drop at around 70. In my life time as an engineer I have had three slipped discs, two knee operations, and a shoulder operation, all as a direct result of my job, and I know I am not alone amongst manual workers with these kind of injuries.

The joke is that civil servants, and many public sector workers are actively encouraged to retire at 55 with fat pensions after doing nothing more physically strenuous than lifting a pen and paper throughout their careers.

Manual trades should retire at a younger age

It is all very well the government raising the retirement age to save money, but they only see it from an office bound point of view.

Manual workers whose jobs involve heavy lifting, working in confined spaces and up and down ladders etc, such as plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, brick-layers and the like ,really start to struggle at around 55 years of age. It is a form of cruelty to expect them to carry on until they drop at around 70. In my life time as an engineer I have had three slipped discs, two knee operations, and a shoulder operation, all as a direct result of my job, and I know I am not alone amongst manual workers with these kind of injuries.

The joke is that civil servants, and many public sector workers are actively encouraged to retire at 55 with fat pensions after doing nothing more physically strenuous than lifting a pen and paper throughout their careers

Why is this idea important?

It is all very well the government raising the retirement age to save money, but they only see it from an office bound point of view.

Manual workers whose jobs involve heavy lifting, working in confined spaces and up and down ladders etc, such as plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, brick-layers and the like ,really start to struggle at around 55 years of age. It is a form of cruelty to expect them to carry on until they drop at around 70. In my life time as an engineer I have had three slipped discs, two knee operations, and a shoulder operation, all as a direct result of my job, and I know I am not alone amongst manual workers with these kind of injuries.

The joke is that civil servants, and many public sector workers are actively encouraged to retire at 55 with fat pensions after doing nothing more physically strenuous than lifting a pen and paper throughout their careers

manual trades should retire at a younger age

It is all very well the government raising the retirement age to save money, but they only see it from an office bound point of view.

Manual workers whose jobs involve heavy lifting, working in confined spaces and up and down ladders etc, such as plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, brick-layers and the like ,really start to struggle at around 55 years of age. It is a form of cruelty to expect them to carry on until they drop at around 70. In my life time as an engineer I have had three slipped discs, two knee operations, and a shoulder operation, all as a direct result of my job, and I know I am not alone amongst manual workers with these kind of injuries.

The joke is that civil servants, and many public sector workers are actively encouraged to retire at 55 with fat pensions after doing nothing more physically strenuous than lifting a pen and paper throughout their careers.

Why is this idea important?

It is all very well the government raising the retirement age to save money, but they only see it from an office bound point of view.

Manual workers whose jobs involve heavy lifting, working in confined spaces and up and down ladders etc, such as plumbers, heating engineers, electricians, brick-layers and the like ,really start to struggle at around 55 years of age. It is a form of cruelty to expect them to carry on until they drop at around 70. In my life time as an engineer I have had three slipped discs, two knee operations, and a shoulder operation, all as a direct result of my job, and I know I am not alone amongst manual workers with these kind of injuries.

The joke is that civil servants, and many public sector workers are actively encouraged to retire at 55 with fat pensions after doing nothing more physically strenuous than lifting a pen and paper throughout their careers.