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5 reasons the Green Deal was a flop

 Jul, 31 - 2015   Green IssuesContinue Reading

The Green Deal, a government policy which promised so much but failed to deliver. What went wrong?   On Thursday the 23rd July 2015 the department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) pulled the plug on funding to the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) effectively killing off the Green Deal...


The Skills Gap needs filling – The UK needs YOU

 Jul, 21 - 2015   TrainingContinue Reading

A ‘skills emergency’ calls for fast action!   According to new reports, UK firms are not just facing a skills gap; it is now a skills emergency so says this year’s CBI report, which further highlighted that construction companies will be of the most hard-pressed to find skilled workers.  ...


Electricians – work is waiting for you!

 Jul, 20 - 2015   ElectricalContinue Reading

Electricians – work is waiting for you!   A new Trade Pulse report from Screwfix has revealed that nearly one in six electricians is so busy they have more work than they can handle! 78 per cent of respondents claimed they had more than enough work, compared with just 72...


Gas Safety Week 2015

 Jul, 15 - 2015   GasContinue Reading

Gas Safety Week 2015 is coming, from the 14th to the 20th September. Gas Safety Week is a national safety campaign to raise awareness of gas safety in the UK’s 23 million gas fuelled homes. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register and is supported by the gas industry, including retailers,...


GIUSP – DANGER DO NOT USE

 Jul, 13 - 2015   GasContinue Reading

From July 2015 the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure is changing. A single message of Danger Do Not Use is coming in and is primarily to help customers understand when an appliance MUST NOT be used. This change comes after a long and drawn out review which began in 2010...


Battle of the trades – Take our Techie survey

 Jul, 10 - 2015   TechnologyContinue Reading

Let the battle of the trades begin! Logic4training is on a mission to discover a true picture of the culture behind building services. Are electricians better than plumbers when it comes to computers? Do solar thermal engineers do twitter better than oil installers? How do gas engineers really take their tea?...


Smart Meters – Understanding the roll-out

 Jul, 08 - 2015   GeneralContinue Reading

Welcome to Logic4training’s guide to the Smart Meter roll-out. The United Kingdom is currently in the middle of a national roll-out of smart meters. The government’s plan is to bring our energy system up to date and make sure that by 2020, every home in the UK will be able...


Contractors prioritise Legionella prevention

 Jul, 06 - 2015   PlumbingContinue Reading

Legionella prevention is the top consideration when specifying pipework systems Legionella, the Bacteria associated with Legionnaires disease, is the top consideration when specifying pipework systems for hot water networks. That’s according to research conducted by Durapipe UK, who questioned more than 500 building services contractors and consultants. The research was...


Safety Alert! Grundfos CONLIFT issues

 Jun, 19 - 2015   GasContinue Reading

Gas Safe Register are making installers aware of a potential issue with early models of Grundfos CONFLICT condensate pumps:   This Safety Alert (SA) has been published to highlight a possible safety issue with early models of Grundfos CONLIFT condensate pumps, produced on or before week 47 of 2007. This...


Tradespeople are doing their bit….

 Jun, 17 - 2015   GeneralContinue Reading

A new survey of 500 tradespeople has revealed that you lot are actually a caring bunch who will go above and beyond the call of duty with your customers, one tradesman even went as far as cooking Christmas dinner for a lonely customer!   The survey showed that over 90%...


Become an electrician

 Jun, 15 - 2015   ElectricalContinue Reading

What’s the best way to become an electrician? This page will give you an insight into how, with the help of Logic4training, you can get on the right track to becoming a fully qualified Sparky!   Electricians in demand more than ever! A report carried out last year by human...


Stay gas safe this summer

 Jun, 15 - 2015   SafetyContinue Reading

First the stats: In 2014 during the summer months (May – September) the gas emergency service provider, National Grid, was called out to 30,000 dangerous incidents including gas leaks, fires, minor explosions and over 9,500 cases of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.   Gas Safe Register is once again warning Britain...


Notifying the installation of hot water cylinders

 Jun, 12 - 2015   PlumbingContinue Reading

Under Building Regulations it is necessary to notify Local Authority Building Control (LABC) of the installation of both unvented and vented hot water cylinders. This must either be done following an inspection by the LABC or is the responsibility of an installer registered on an appropriate Competent Persons Scheme (CPS)...