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Heat Pumps are on the Rise

 Oct, 11 - 2018   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

Stories in the national press this week on Global Warming have made depressing reading and left many of us wondering what on earth we can do to help.    A recent report from Research and Markets offers more optimistic news by announcing sustained growth in the popularity of heat pumps,...


ACS Gas Changes 2018 – What you need to know?

 Sep, 25 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

The Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) is being updated* to ensure installers are experienced before they add to their existing training. From the 1st October 2018, candidates will have to prove that they have been on the Gas Safety Register for at least six months in order to: Extend Scope: Moving...


£106 million boost for Electric Vehicles

 Sep, 18 - 2018   ElectricalContinue Reading

There have been some exciting developments in the Electric Vehicle (EV) sector, accelerating us towards a future of low and zero emission vehicles.    What’s the latest on EV development? The UK’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit took place in Birmingham on 11th and 12th September, bringing together ministers, industry...


Use Your Gas Safe Card Proactively with This Checklist

 Sep, 13 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

In July and August 2018, we ran a survey amongst our database of gas engineers to find out when, where and how they were proactively showing their Gas Safe credentials to their customers.   As it turns out, most Gas Safe registered engineers could do much more to use their...


Capita will continue to operate the Gas Safe register

 Sep, 12 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) announced on the 11th September that Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services (CGRAS) have been awarded the five-year contract to deliver Gas Safe registration services until the end of March 2024, subject to a statutory 10-day standstill period in which other companies can contest...


Survey Report: Are You Making the Most of Your Gas Safe Card?

 Sep, 04 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

Time for the Results…   In anticipation to the upcoming Gas Safety Week (17-23 September 2018), we recently distributed a survey, supported by Gas Safe Register, to see how Gas Engineers use their Gas Cards and Gas Safe registration.   This awareness week sees organisations from across the UK work together...


Good News for Oil Engineers

 Aug, 29 - 2018   OilContinue Reading

The popularity of oil is still strong, particularly for off-grid households where it continues to be a cheaper heating option compared to electricity, LPG and renewable heating technologies.   For engineers, a career in the heating sector offers both job security and flexibility. There’s no shortage of domestic or commercial...


What Insurance Do I Need for My Trade Business?

 Aug, 13 - 2018   BusinessContinue Reading

Price Comparison websites may seem like a good idea if you’re in a hurry to get insurance cover, but insurance is a complicated business and installers are being warned to take care and read the small print – to ensure they cover they have is adequate and relevant.   Inadequate...


Van Branding Tips for Tradespeople

 Jul, 23 - 2018   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

Van branding is an extremely cost-effective way for building services installers to attract the attention of potential customers and grow awareness of their business.   Do you drive around one of the UK’s major cities in the course of your daily work? As many as 3,000 potential customers per hour will...


Could You Up-skill to Beat the Skills Shortage?

 Jun, 26 - 2018   PlumbingContinue Reading

A recent survey has shown that a lack of skilled workers and poor training opportunities are the most pressing concerns for modern plumbing and heating installers.   Commissioned by Wavin, over half (56%) of respondents stated that the skills gap is the biggest threat facing the plumbing industry today.  ...


PHEX Alexandra Palace 2018 – Highlights

 Jun, 26 - 2018   Trade ShowsContinue Reading

On the 20th and 21st of June 2018, Logic4training once again exhibited with a whole host of industry experts, manufacturers, engineers and journalists at PHEX Alexandra Palace 2018.   The show was a great success and particularly busy on Thursday.   In Jim’s absence, Russell had to be the star of...