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Pension auto enrolment – Don’t get stung with a 10k fine

 Dec, 28 - 2016   Business

If you are an employer with one or more people working for you, under the pensions Act 2008, you must put your employer(s) into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. First of all understand that this is your legal duty, even if you only employ one person, you are...


Solar thermal to stay in RHI

 Dec, 14 - 2016   Renewable Energy

2016 has been the year of bad news following more bad news for most of us. Today, however, we welcome some really positive news. The Government has dropped plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The Solar Trade Association (STA) provided clear evidence and galvanised strong...


Telephone answering service or…

 Dec, 14 - 2016   Business

I recently read an article in HPM magazine about voicemail costing plumber’s trade. The piece was all about how potential customers calls are being missed (33%) and 69% of callers don’t leave a voicemail message. Based on a survey of 300 “micro businesses” carried out by “mobile answering service” Moneypenny,...


How to manage your gas safe qualification expiry dates

 Dec, 06 - 2016   Gas

Here’s something we often get asked by gas installers: “When are my qualifications due to expire?” It may be easy as a sole trader to keep track of but what if your business has 5 or more engineers with several qualifications due to expire at different times? Gas Safe Register...


Latest RHI news 2016

 Dec, 08 - 2016   Green Issues

Things have been quiet on the domestic RHI front in recent months. After last year’s election and with Brexit this year, you could be forgiven for thinking that climate issues have fallen by the wayside. It has certainly been a while since our last RHI update but last week we...


OFTEC: Oil prices creep up but boiler sales stay strong

 Dec, 06 - 2016   Oil

OFTEC have revealed new statistics showing that sales of oil boilers are up 13% on 2015, making this year on course to be the best since 2007. OFTEC says that the sustained low price of oil has undoubtedly been the most significant contributory factor. Typical GB annual fuel costs for...


Is it hard to find the right information to become a Gas Installer?

 Dec, 05 - 2016   Gas

The key to becoming a gas installer is being Gas Safe Registered, but it’s not as easy as it sounds!  Installers applying to be Gas Safe Registered must meet strict conditions before they are legally allowed to work as a gas installer. According to Gas Safe Register: “Before applying to...


Winter advice for consumers from APHC

 Nov, 29 - 2016   Heating

APHC is reminding consumers to use a qualified heating engineer. The Association of Plumbers & Heating Contractors (APHC) has launched a Winter Switch-on campaign reminding consumers to use a qualified heating engineer. The new campaign comes amid a massive push by the industry to improve standards for 2017 and beyond....


Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week November 2016

 Nov, 25 - 2016   Gas

This week is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, a campaign started by the charity CO Awareness to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. So far this year the deadly gas has been responsible for 47 deaths with a further 722 people hospitalised. The charity was set...


Logic4training supports “Retro boiler” energy labelling

 Nov, 24 - 2016   Heating

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has launched the “Retro Boiler” label scheme. The scheme has already gained support from the government and aims to increase consumer awareness of boiler efficiency. Retrospective boiler labelling can be easily completed during engineer visits. HHIC and its members will work with the...


Logic4training supports gas safety superheroes

 Nov, 22 - 2016   Gas

With the strapline “Fighting to make gas safety safe” Gas Safety Superheroes are campaigning to improve standards, training and safety in the gas industry. Started by a group of plumbing and heating engineers, PRHull LTD, Gas Man God and PB plumber alongside The Builders Babes, The Gas Safety Superheroes are looking...


Domestic Gas Boiler Sales Fall 2016

 Nov, 18 - 2016   Heating

Recent figures released by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) show sales of domestic gas boilers in September 2016 fell by 4.3% in comparison with September 2015. Year to date figures also show a fall of 0.7% compared with 2015. HHIC’s Stewart Clements said: “It looks like the slowdown...


Smart Meter roll-out hit by a shortage of engineers

 Nov, 08 - 2016   Smart Meters

The government’s smart meter roll-out has hit a problem. A lack of investment in training and a breakdown in communication has resulted in a huge shortage of smart meter engineers. This year has seen the start of the Government’s initiative to ensure the UK becomes more energy efficient. The goal...


Price Point Survey – The results are in!

 Nov, 04 - 2016   Training

We had a fantastic response to our Price Point survey last month, so thanks to everyone who took part! We know how hard you work, so we really appreciate the fact that so many of you took the time out of your busy schedules to complete the survey. Logic4training was...


Portable Appliance Testing has been added to CPS schemes?

 Oct, 28 - 2016   Electrical

If you already have a PAT testing qualification, or you are looking to add it to your business, you can now be certified as competent for PAT testing through your Competent Person Scheme (CPS). PAT testing is now, in its own right, a viable career choice for electrical installers and...


New Online Courses Added

 Oct, 26 - 2016   Training

Logic4training and Videotile have now added a large number of new and varied online courses to the online learning area. Now it’s not just health and safety that is covered – Business Skills and Health & Social Care have now been added too. These new courses are designed for companies...


Brexit Optimism For Building Services Sector

 Oct, 17 - 2016   General

A major survey from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and Scotland’s Trade Association for the electrical industry, SELECT, has revealed that the building services engineering sector believe it will weather the outcome of Brexit over the next few years. Building services engineering makes up 40%...


Gas engineers’ views needed for Gas Safe Register’s ‘Decade Review’

 Oct, 13 - 2016   Gas

Do you have an opinion on unregistered gas installers? Think the ACS Scheme could be improved?    Got some bright ideas about how to raise carbon monoxide awareness? Gas Safe Register needs you! The official gas registration body is launching an in-depth report into the past, present and future of...


Logic4training Reviews

 Oct, 10 - 2016   General

We have been getting some great comments and reviews online lately.   Here is what people are saying about us:             You can leave us a review on Facebook Here or tweet us to tell us about your experience with Logic4training.