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Gas Safety Regulations update for Installers and Landlords

 Apr, 18 - 2018   Gas

The amendments to the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations (GSIUR) entered into force on Friday 6th April 2018.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L56, which gives advice to anyone with a duty under the regulations on how they can...


HHIC launches Consumer Guide to Boiler Plus

 Apr, 18 - 2018   Gas

As most installers are aware, Boiler Plus came into force on 6 April 2018.   The new rules encourage energy efficiency by mandating requirements for heating systems, while reducing energy costs and increasing the thermal comfort of the property.   Energy bills are a common source of concern for homeowners,...


Smart Meter Installations Increase at a Rapid Rate

 Apr, 17 - 2018   Smart Meters

The latest report on smart metering installs during the final quarter of 2017 has been published.   This report includes information and statistics on smart meter installation in domestic properties and small non-domestic sites in Great Britain.   What are the key findings of the report?   91% of smart...


Short cuts lead to burst pipes and costly repairs says boiler expert

 Apr, 09 - 2018   Gas

The recent cold weather has caused real problems for many householders whose drains and pipework have frozen and burst.   Properties with external pipework have been most at risk and Martyn Bridges of Worcester Bosch points the finger at short-cuts in boiler installation for the thousands of call outs and...


Are Cash Payments Becoming a Thing of the Past?

 Apr, 03 - 2018   General

How do your customers pay you?  Cash, BACS transfer, via an app, or perhaps you’ve invested in a mobile card machine?   Whereas most plumbers, electricians and gas engineers will occasionally take cash payments for work, these days the ability to accept online or card payments is key as many...


Highlights to Gas Safe Register’s #DontCutCorners Campaign

 Mar, 28 - 2018   Gas

After a few months, Gas safe register has ended their #DontCutCorners Campaign. It was created to encourage everyone to check the Register before an engineer works on the gas appliances in their homes.   If you are not familiar with the #DontCutCorners campaign, find out more here.   There has...


Platinum Provider for Smart Meter Installer Training

 Mar, 26 - 2018   Smart Meters

Logic4training has been recognised as a Platinum Provider for its Smart Meter courses, the highest level available under Energy & Utility Skills.   We are the only private provider to achieve this status, sitting alongside the big six utility companies to deliver of some of the best Smart Meter installer...


LPG – a great choice for the UK’s rural communities

 Mar, 21 - 2018   LPGas

For those living in rural areas, with no access to the mains gas grid, LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) is an excellent heating solution, offering a close alternative to mains gas.   What exactly is LPG? LPG is a naturally occurring by-product of natural gas extraction (60%) and crude oil refining...


New IGEM document replaces Gas Safe Register’s GUISP

 Mar, 16 - 2018   Gas

The priority for gas engineers when encountering an unsafe situation is to safeguard life and property. It is essential that gas engineers are able to identify gas equipment which presents a danger – and know how to deal with it. This month, Gas Safe Register has withdrawn Edition 7.1 of...


The Future of Gas

 Mar, 14 - 2018   Gas

The UK’s Commitment to the Reduction of Carbon Emissions by 2050 The most recent document from the National Grid shares a comprehensive amount of evidence, views and key conclusions about the evolution of energy and the future of gas in particular. They found that gas will continue to play a...


Ecobuild 2018

 Mar, 09 - 2018   Trade Shows

Logic4training’s Alyssa Salazar had the chance to visit the Ecobuild 2018 Show at the Excel Centre in East London. Here is a brief look at some of the highlights from Tuesday 6th March. Ecobuild 2018 is a massive show that is designed to bring the future of our industry to...


The future of the RHI

 Mar, 02 - 2018   Renewable Energy

Following the publication of the consultation response, The Renewable Heat Incentive: A Reformed Scheme in March 2016, the government has published draft legislation containing amendments to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which will come into effect subject to parliamentary approval.   Construction association BSRIA and the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA)...


The role of solar in the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy

 Feb, 22 - 2018   Renewable Energy

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) welcomed the Clean Growth Strategy, which was published by the UK government on October 2017. However, they warned there is still quite a bit of work that needs to be done to turn the aspirations into deliverable actions. The CCC advises the solar industry to...


#SightforSoreInstalls- Twitter Competition Winners

 Feb, 21 - 2018   Gas

Time is up and The Gas Safe Superheroes have chosen their winners! If you don’t know what the #SightforSoreInstalls Campaign was about, find out here. The Winners In 3rd place we have: Congratulations to @langley_heating you are our 3rd place winner ! pic.twitter.com/5aUF67PukA — GasSafeSuperheroes (@SafetySuperhero) February 16, 2018 In 2nd place...


Boiler Plus Weather Compensation Fact Sheet

 Feb, 12 - 2018   Gas

Boiler Plus introduces mandatory new standards for domestic heating from April 2018. One of the key changes will require an additional energy saving measure to be specified and fitted whenever a new or replacement gas combination boiler is installed in a domestic property in England. One of the following technologies...


Battling gender inequality in electrical industry

 Feb, 07 - 2018   Electrical

It’s not going to come as a huge surprise to anyone that the electrical industry, and indeed all the trades, are overwhelmingly male dominated. In fact, according to research by the NICEIC, it’s still the case that less than 1 in every 1,000 electrical contractors is female. This surely positions...


ELEX Feb 2018

 Feb, 06 - 2018   Trade Shows

On the 31st of Jan and 1st February 2018, Logic4training was exhibiting at ELEX at Alexandra Palace. We were offering advice on all courses and exclusive discounts on some of our courses. These past few days have been busy with builders, plumbers and electricians that were looking for the latest trade products, tools...


February Facebook Competition Announcement

 Feb, 05 - 2018   Gas

Calling all Gas engineers! We are giving you a chance to win a set of brand new manuals worth over £150 starting TODAY. This includes the Domestic, Commercial Catering, Commercial Heating, LPG, and Gas Safety Awareness manual. These manuals are perfect accompaniments to all Logic4training gas ACS courses and will...


Is there a future for oil heating?

 Feb, 06 - 2018   Oil

Decarbonising the heating industry is high on the national and global agenda, but where does this leave the estimated four million off-grid homes, the majority of which rely on oil for their heating? Fossil fuels are quite rightly being phased out in favour of more sustainable and renewable heating sources,...


#SightforSoreInstalls- Gas Safe Superheroes Twitter Competition

 Jan, 30 - 2018   Gas

#SightforSoreInstalls but what does it actually mean? The Gas Safe Superheroes are at it again! Over the weekend, they launched the #SightforSoreInstalls Campaign. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of poor standards of work in the gas industry. This video explains all:   welcome #sightforsoreinstalls competition , please watch our...