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Domestic RHI update

 Feb, 25 - 2015   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

Domestic RHI has had an update. Since the Domestic RHI scheme opened in April last year, more than 22,000 applications have been accredited, with over 6,000 of these ‘new’. There’s been a few changes since its inception, here’s an overview:   Biomass tariff reduction: From January this year, the biomass...


Gas safety is essential for insulation installers

 Feb, 23 - 2015   SafetyContinue Reading

Following the untimely death of 83 year old pensioner, Joyce Moore, who died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning just hours after the flue on her gas boiler was blocked with cavity wall insulation, installers of cavity wall, loft insulation and external cladding must make sure they have a thorough and...


New F-Gas regulations 2015

 Feb, 20 - 2015   F GasContinue Reading

The new F-Gas regulations are here, having come into effect as of the 1st January 2015. These rules will have a major impact on refrigerant producers and suppliers, the wider refrigeration industry (Including certain refrigerated transport and trailers), as well as the air conditioning and heat pump sectors. The new...


Green Deal Home Improvement Fund extended

 Feb, 13 - 2015   Green IssuesContinue Reading

The green Deal Home Improvement Fund has been extended.   The expiry date of vouchers from the first round of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) have been extended until the 31st March, allowing more time for millions of pounds worth of installations to be carried out.   The one-off...


How are gas installers making the most of technology?

 Feb, 11 - 2015   TechnologyContinue Reading

Technology and the internet have revolutionised the way Installers work. With online resources becoming common place, we look at how things have changed for the modern heating engineer and how mobile technology affects the career.   Tablets and mobiles have become an almost in-escapable part of our lives over the...


Are the government doing enough to beat fuel poverty?

 Feb, 09 - 2015   LegislationContinue Reading

Are the government finally doing more to beat fuel poverty? A worrying 2.3 million households in England remain in fuel poverty, a problem which affects many working families as well as high risk groups like pensioners.  It is claimed that 1.1 million working households officially meet the definition for fuel...


Safety Alert: Testo 330-1 & 330-2 Flue gas analysers

 Feb, 05 - 2015   GasContinue Reading

Gas engineers take note, Gas Safe Register have issued a safety alert regarding the Testo 330-1 & 330-2 Flue gas analysers. This Safety Alert has been published to highlight a possible error in firmware on two models of flue gas analysers manufactured by Testo. This affects testo 330 flue gas...


Solar Energy Roadshow 2015

 Feb, 03 - 2015   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

Solar Installers, do you want to make your business more profitable and take advantage of new technologies this year? February 2015 see’s the return of the Solar Energy UK installer roadshow. The roadshow is a series of half day seminars that provide an accessible, educational opportunity for SME and commercial...


Free online learning resource for gas installers

 Feb, 01 - 2015   GasContinue Reading

ClubLogic is here, the online learning resource for Logic4training candidates. We have launched an exclusive, free online learning resource for gas installers. ‘ClubLogic’ is available to all Logic4training customers who have booked onto a CCN1 gas initial or re-assessment programme and covers pre-course material, including videos, technical drawings and quizzes, designed...


New heat meter training course

 Jan, 29 - 2015   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

For many domestic RHI installations, heat metering is essential in order to claim payments. To help renewable installers carry out heat meter installation successfully, we’re running a new heat meter training courses.   The QCF Level 2 in the Principles of Metering for Renewable Heat Installations, covers all you need...


Calls for changes to Part P enforcement to improve safety

 Jan, 26 - 2015   ElectricalContinue Reading

A new report published by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR) has highlighted the importance of Domestic Electrical Installer training covering the requirements of Part P among operatives in the electrical industry and lead to calls for changes to Part P enforcement. ESR’s report addresses the proper enforcement of Part P...


A new form of social media for tradespeople?

 Jan, 21 - 2015   GeneralContinue Reading

Social media for tradespeople, in 2015 it is no longer a case of should I be on there or not. More and more tradesmen and women are finding their way onto Twitter and Facebook. We here at Logic4training have certainly noticed a lot more of you using twitter and the...


Should you help customers fit CO alarms?

 Jan, 19 - 2015   SafetyContinue Reading

Installers, are you doing enough to help your customers fit CO alarms? Over 50% of home owners, tenants and private renters in England and Wales are not doing enough to protect themselves against the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO). A new survey from YouGov for Honeywell has found that people are...


Halfway through an OLCI training course?

 Jan, 15 - 2015   GeneralContinue Reading

Need to finish an OLCI Construction training course? Look no further – call us today so we can talk through your specific requirements: Call 0345 845 7222   Were you on an OLCI Construction training course? Are you half way through OLCI gas, electrical, plumbing or renewables training and have been...


New ErP Directive is on the way

 Jan, 13 - 2015   Green IssuesContinue Reading

The new Energy-related Product ErP directive from the EU will come into force as of the 26th September 2015. Energy related products (the use of which has an impact on energy consumption) account for a large proportion of the energy consumption in the EU. This includes Energy-using products (EUPs), which...