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Safety Alert: Baxi and Potterton Heat Only Gas Boilers

 Aug, 17 - 2017   SafetyContinue Reading

Taken directly from Gas Safe Register email: This Safety Alert (SA) provides guidance about a boiler safety concern relating to specific Baxi and Potterton heat only gas boilers. It has been identified that under certain fault conditions products of combustion can be released from the condensate trap connection.   Introduction...


Gas Safety Week 2017

 Aug, 08 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

It’s not long until the busy heating season, the time of year when the heating systems of England spark back into life as the cold sets in again. That also means it’s nearly time for Gas Safety Week, the annual celebration of gas safety and awareness. Gas Safety Week is...


A crazy weekend for #RegardTheCard

 Jul, 27 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

Over the weekend you may have seen on Twitter the hashtag #RegardTheCard go a bit crazy ………….  If you don’t know what #RegardTheCard is find out here. There has been some great involvement from suppliers, training providers, magazines and installers, however, not everyone agrees. We think it’s a great idea and...


The BMF & NMBS Independent Merchant Forum

 Jul, 25 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) have joined together to develop a one-day business forum for independent merchants with annual turnover of £10 million or less. The forum will give merchants networking opportunities throughout the day as well as including presentations on; Cyber Security Digital Marketing Distribution,...


TradesTalk – Training

 Jul, 17 - 2017   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

On Tuesday 11th July  2017, 8pm, Logic4training alongside a range of industry professionals took part in another TradesTalk live twitter chat about training. These discussions will now take place every Tuesday. You can take part by following @TradesTalk and by using the hashtag #TradesTalk. Make sure you save the dates and get involved!...


The ACS clock is ticking…

 Jul, 14 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

As we countdown to October and the ACS changes, you as an aspiring gas engineer might be wondering what, if anything, you should do about this. Taking the time off to train requires a pretty big commitment and is not to be taken lightly. If you have already been to...


More delays to the RHI

 Jul, 13 - 2017   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms have been delayed until after the summer. Due to the ongoing unstable political landscape in the UK caused by the snap election and Brexit, the reforms have already suffered a number of delays and setbacks. Now, with the changes to the government and current...


ACS stats 2017 – Infographic

 Jul, 13 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

With change imminent, we thought we would look at some of the key statistics surrounding ACS throughout its 20-year history. Failure stats Experienced trades professionals often complain that it’s impossible to fail ACS assessments. The statistics beg to differ. These figures are the total numbers of failures for each sector...


Do you want to become a plumber?

 Jul, 12 - 2017   PlumbingContinue Reading

Are you interested in becoming a plumber? Does a trade for life sound appealing? It’s physically demanding, you need to have a decent knowledge of maths and science and be ready and willing to get your hands dirty. But, if you like working with your hands and learning new skills,...


ACS Gas Changes 2017 – What you need to know

 Jul, 12 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

The Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) is the industry recognised route for someone looking to become a member of the Gas Safe Register. It was introduced in 1997 and has seen many changes throughout its 20 year history. From the 1st October 2017 the scheme is being updated and as...


New Energy Bill Announcement

 Jul, 06 - 2017   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

Britain’s independent energy regulator Ofgem, announces a new energy bill cap and online switching service to try to protect vulnerable consumers, ensuring they get a better energy deal.  The options which are being considered by Ofgem at the moment, include the following; Plans to protect vulnerable consumers, including the option of a safeguard tariff...


Solar independence day 2017

 Jul, 01 - 2017   Green IssuesContinue Reading

July is here – No we can’t believe it either. The 4th July is Solar independence day, a yearly celebration of all things Solar and we want as many people as possible to get involved (so do the Solar Trade Association.) STA are keen to get as many people on...


EU Energy Labelling Changes

 Jun, 30 - 2017   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

The European Parliament approved the revision of the EU energy legislation on energy labelling, LabelPack A+, from A to G on the 13th of June. The revision will apply to electrical appliances in the EU from the end of 2019. This will include the UK. However, when it comes to...


What is #RegardTheCard?

 Jun, 28 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

Over the past couple of months you may have seen on Twitter the hashtag #RegardTheCard but what does it actually mean? Simply put, #RegardTheCard is trying to point out the importance of having a gas safe card on show by encouraging gas installers to share/upload a picture showing theirs. This trend was brought about...


What’s in the 18th edition wiring regulations?

 Jun, 27 - 2017   ElectricalContinue Reading

With 18th edition a year away, it’s time for electricians, technicians, and installers to take note. The draft has been released for professionals and anyone with an interest to read and comment on but many of you simply don’t have the time to read through what is a massive document....


Family business – Training the next generation

 Jun, 20 - 2017   CareersContinue Reading

The building services engineering trades have always carried the tradition of handing businesses down father-to-son (or daughter in more recent times), but a new study from AXA has shown that this trend is increasing amongst the millennial generation – those aged under 35.   As well as a high job...