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ACS Gas Changes 2018 – What you need to know?

 Sep, 25 - 2018   Gas

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...


Capita will continue to operate the Gas Safe register

 Sep, 12 - 2018   Gas

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...


Use Your Gas Safe Card Proactively with This Checklist

 Sep, 13 - 2018   Gas

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...


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

 Sep, 04 - 2018   Gas

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...


Gas Safe Card Survey – take part to win £50 Amazon voucher!

 Jul, 27 - 2018   Gas

What do you think about the Gas Safe Card? When do you show it to your customers? Do you think they understand the information on the card?    In honour of Gas Safety Week 2018, which take place from 17th-23rd September, Logic4training with the support of the Gas Safe Register has launched...


Early Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Diagnosis is Essential

 Jun, 01 - 2018   Gas

A new report published by the Gas Safety Trust (GST) and the British Toxicology Society (BTS) has called for the development of new bio-markers to improve standards of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning detection.    The report suggests: While accidental poisoning by CO is considered relatively rare, it may be more...


‘Accidental landlords’ are Potentially Putting their Tenants’ Lives at Risk

 May, 24 - 2018   Gas

According to Gas Tag, ‘accidental landlords’ – homeowners that are renting out their property because they can’t sell their home – are potentially putting their tenants’ lives at risk because they are not aware of their legal obligations.   What are a landlord’s legal obligations relating to heating? Landlords are...


Less Than Half of Brits Check if Their Gas Engineer is Working Legally  

 Apr, 30 - 2018   Gas

The Gas Safe Register and consumer psychologist, Dr Simon Moore, are urging families to not trust gas engineers purely on looks. Research has shown that only two in five people check the gas engineer they hire before letting them into their home. This is potentially putting many families at risk...


Gas Safety Regulations update for Installers and Landlords

 Apr, 18 - 2018   Gas

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   Gas

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,...


Short cuts lead to burst pipes and costly repairs says boiler expert

 Apr, 09 - 2018   Gas

The recent cold weather has caused real problems for many householders whose drains and pipework have frozen and burst.   Properties with external pipework have been most at risk and Martyn Bridges of Worcester Bosch points the finger at short-cuts in boiler installation for the thousands of call outs and...


Highlights to Gas Safe Register’s #DontCutCorners Campaign

 Mar, 28 - 2018   Gas

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...


New IGEM document replaces Gas Safe Register’s GUISP

 Mar, 16 - 2018   Gas

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   Gas

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...


Consumer guide to gas boiler servicing

 Mar, 05 - 2018   Gas

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...


#SightforSoreInstalls- Twitter Competition Winners

 Feb, 21 - 2018   Gas

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...


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

 Feb, 13 - 2018   Gas

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...


Boiler Plus Weather Compensation Fact Sheet

 Feb, 12 - 2018   Gas

Boiler Plus introduces mandatory new standards for domestic heating from April 2018. One of the key changes will require an additional energy saving measure to be specified and fitted whenever a new or replacement gas combination boiler is installed in a domestic property in England. One of the following technologies...


February Facebook Competition Announcement

 Feb, 05 - 2018   Gas

Calling all Gas engineers! We are giving you a chance to win a set of brand new manuals worth over £150 starting TODAY. This includes the Domestic, Commercial Catering, Commercial Heating, LPG, and Gas Safety Awareness manual. These manuals are perfect accompaniments to all Logic4training gas ACS courses and will...


#SightforSoreInstalls- Gas Safe Superheroes Twitter Competition

 Jan, 30 - 2018   Gas

#SightforSoreInstalls but what does it actually mean? The Gas Safe Superheroes are at it again! Over the weekend, they launched the #SightforSoreInstalls Campaign. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of poor standards of work in the gas industry. This video explains all:   welcome #sightforsoreinstalls competition , please watch our...