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Gas Safety Regulations update for Installers and Landlords

 Apr, 18 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

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   GasContinue Reading

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 MetersContinue Reading

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...


Are Cash Payments Becoming a Thing of the Past?

 Apr, 03 - 2018   GeneralContinue Reading

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   GasContinue Reading

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 MetersContinue Reading

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   LPGasContinue Reading

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   GasContinue Reading

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   GasContinue Reading

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 ShowsContinue Reading

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...


What are the issues with boiler plus compliance?

 Mar, 06 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

With mandatory minimum boiler efficiency looming large on the horizon, the industry is preparing for the biggest change to boiler standards in years. 6th of April is a date all gas engineers need to be aware of and most of our readers will be well aware of what it entails....


Consumer guide to gas boiler servicing

 Mar, 05 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

The Heating and Hot Water industry council (HHIC), in conjunction with the wider industry, have produced a consumer guide detailing what people can expect from having their boiler serviced by a Gas Safe Register engineer. It is the first guide of its kind, laying out agreed industry best-practice for boiler...


The future of the RHI

 Mar, 02 - 2018   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

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)...


Doubts over smart meter roll-out target

 Mar, 01 - 2018   Smart MetersContinue Reading

Consumer champion, Which? have carried out research that claims the UK’s large energy companies would need to work around the clock, installing 24 smart meters per minute to meet the 2020 roll-out target. Their research shows that even if installers worked 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, they...


#SightforSoreInstalls- Twitter Competition Winners

 Feb, 21 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

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...


Have You Paid Your Van Tax?

 Feb, 14 - 2018   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

The case of a tradesman in Powys was brought to our attention recently. On the way to his first job of the morning, he was pulled over by the police as the road tax on his van had run out. So sure was he that he was up-to-date with his...


Find Us A Boiler – Get £100 Off Your Next Course!

 Feb, 13 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

We need your help tracking down some hard to find boilers for our Basic Boiler Fault Finding Course. The course has been running in Northolt since 2016. It has become a really popular course with our customers and, because not everyone can travel to Northolt, we would now like to...