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Gas Safe Register – A Decade In Review

 Dec, 15 - 2017   Gas

The Gas Safe Register has recently published The Decade Review, an independent report on the state of the UK’s gas industry. Sole traders, SMEs, training and certification bodies, manufacturers and energy companies were all invited to take part. They were given the opportunity to reflect on their experience of the...


New Year Objectives – Look After Yourselves!

 Dec, 11 - 2017   Tips/Advice

Most of us spend December in a strange state of autopilot. It’s the busiest time of the year, where you juggle the Christmas rush with work. For gas engineers and plumbers the cold weather means boiler breakdowns, cracked pipes and people desperate for heating and hot water to work. Trades...


What does the industry think of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations?

 Dec, 08 - 2017   Electrical

The consultation period is over and the electrical industry has had its say.  The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations will be published on 28th June 2018 and are expected to be in full effect from 1st January 2019.  But, with some pretty major changes proposed, the response from industry professionals has...


Stay Gas Safe this Christmas

 Dec, 06 - 2017   Gas

The lead up to Christmas is a great time to turn the heating up and snuggle in for the evening, but Gas Safe Register has come up with some figures that make chilling reading. It has identified the top ten cities in the UK with the highest proportion of unsafe...


Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

 Nov, 28 - 2017   Electrical

There are now 4.5 million privately rented households in the UK, a number which has roughly doubled over the past decade & is showing no signs of slowing down. But, while general standards surrounding the private rental sector (PRS) are improving, tenants are facing a significant risk of incidents caused...


New, Free beginners guide to the plumbing industry

 Nov, 27 - 2017   Careers

Logic4training has launched the Ultimate Guide to Plumbing Careers, a free guide to becoming a plumber, providing useful advice for school and college leavers, career changers or employers looking to up-skill existing staff.   The guide sets out clearly everything you need to know What training to take How to...


Second Generation Smart Meters are coming

 Nov, 22 - 2017   Smart Meters

What are second generation smart meters & when are they available?   Second Generation Smart Meters (SMETS2) will be available in 2018 They are designed to address the shortcomings of the first generation meters that have led to criticism and concerns in the press. New meters will be much more...


PHEX Chelsea 2017 – Highlights

 Nov, 20 - 2017   Trade Shows

Logic4training joined a whole host of industry experts, manufacturers, engineers and journalists at Phex Chelsea 2017. The show was a great success. Wednesday was particularly busy for our stand. Jim and Russell are always the stars at stand 11, providing installers, young or old, with answers to their questions. This...


Solar Thermal Now

 Nov, 20 - 2017   Renewable Energy

The Solar Trade Association (STA) have produced a new report called Solar Thermal Now. The report was produced in collaboration with the solar thermal working group. The STA launched the report at the Stamford Bridge leg of PHEX 2017 on the 15th November. It dispels common misconceptions of solar thermal...


Legionella Awareness – KNOW YOUR STUFF!

 Nov, 14 - 2017   Plumbing

There has recently been some worrying news from CIPHE regarding legionella awareness. They issued a warning to plumbers and building managers about the growing number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease with some strong advice: know your stuff when it comes to Legionella   The warning comes following the sad death...


How much do you know about Boiler Plus?

 Nov, 13 - 2017   Heating

We recently published an article on our blog about the forthcoming Boiler Plus scheme and policy. The response was huge and will continue to be discussed amongst everyone involved in the gas industry until Boiler Plus comes into play in April 2018.   How much do you know? As part...


Logic4training celebrate living wage commitment

 Nov, 09 - 2017   General

Logic4training is proud to announce that it is now accredited as a living wage employer. Our living wage commitment will see everyone working at Logic4training, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London....


What Makes A Good Electrician

 Nov, 08 - 2017   Electrical

When you’re looking to make a career choice, it’s worth having a think about your abilities and personality. Matching your skills and your character traits to the requirements of a particular job will ensure you make the right decision. Being an electrician is a great career these days. There’s a...


What is PAT testing?

 Nov, 07 - 2017   Electrical

Sometimes we get so caught up in the technical details in the trades, we forget the basics. This articles aims to answer some frequently asked questions about PAT testing. Whether you are a consumer, a trainee or a competent person, these are the things you should know…   What does...


Phex Chelsea 2017

 Nov, 01 - 2017   Trade Shows

Phex is back at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, on the 15th & 16th November 2017. We will be returning to one of our favourite trade exhibitions, with crowd favourites Jim and Russell answering your questions on training and assessment. We will also be dishing out the usual...


What is Boiler Plus?

 Oct, 30 - 2017   Heating

A new piece of policy called Boiler Plus was announced on the 12th October 2017. It was issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The policy will form part of Building Regulations. It will also require a new minimum performance standard for domestic gas boilers in...


What are your rights to train?

 Oct, 24 - 2017   Training

Did you know if you work for a company with 250+ employees, you are entitled to ask for time off to train? According to a recent survey, not many people are. Take our survey   Government research The government has just published (20th October 2017) an appraisal of the Right...


Becoming a trainee electrician

 Oct, 20 - 2017   Electrical

Those of you in your last year of school or finishing up your A-Levels will soon find yourself master of your own destiny for the first time. What career path will you choose and how do you pursue it? You’ll be looking for a future-proof career with lots of opportunity...


What is the Government’s new Clean Growth Plan?

 Oct, 17 - 2017   BlogGreen Issues

The Clean Growth Plan is a document that sets out the Governments plans for a low carbon future. This is to protect the natural environment and invest in the UK’s low carbon economy. What will it do? It builds on the initiatives set up in the Climate Change Act that...


5 creepy things plumbers find in their customers houses

 Oct, 24 - 2017   General

The general public puts a lot of trust in trades-people. We spend a lot of time in other people’s houses, often poking around in parts of the house rarely trodden in. That often leads to some spooky goings on or weird things being found. Of course, a good trades-person knows...