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Review The Government’s Industrial Strategy Consultation

 Apr, 12 - 2017   General

Mark Antrobus, the President of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has been asking companies within the sector to review the Government’s Industrial Strategy Document.   What is the Industrial Strategy? In January 2017, The Government’s Industrial Strategy Consultation was launched by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial...


Installers First

 Apr, 10 - 2017   General

Installers First has been launched to make sure that installers voices are heard when it comes to shaping the industry.  Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC shares his thoughts; “…Thousands of Gas Safe engineers have joined together to voice their opinion on circumstances within the industry which were seemingly outside of their control,...


£500 Million Boost For Technical ‘T Levels’

 Mar, 27 - 2017   General

New ‘T- Levels’ are to be developed between now and 2022, designed to give technical subjects, such as engineering and construction, equal status alongside A-Levels.  The £500 million boost to develop the new vocational qualifications was announced by Chancellor for the Exchequer Phillip Hammond in his budget statement on 8...


The Green Deal Returns

 Mar, 24 - 2017   General

After weeks of rumors about the Green Deal returning, it has now be confirmed! However, the question floating around on social media is ‘should installers get involved?’ According to Green Deal Provider and Managing Director of Eco-energi John Davidson has said that its good news the deal is ready to go...


Fuel Poverty Needs To Be Debated

 Mar, 23 - 2017   General

The Energy and Utilities Alliance, also known as the ‘EUA’ has responded to Dimplexs comment by stating that there was ‘no need to bring gas into the electric heating debate’  Consumer electrical goods firm Dimplex has claimed that by ‘upgrading incorrectly specified appliances is the key to reducing fuel poverty...


Women In Trades

 Mar, 03 - 2017   General

Building trades thriving – but where are the women? Building services trades offer women excellent pay and prospects – so why are so few joining up?  This is a question being asked by AXA, whose recent research revealed building trades as the leading source of self-employment in the UK, with start-up...


Specialist Tradespeople Demand

 Feb, 27 - 2017   General

The demand for specialist tradespeople on the up! TrustMark has reported some positive statistics this week,  leading them to ask – was 2016 the year of the specialist tradesperson? The report is showing a bumper year for homeowners searching for specialist local tradespeople to carry out home improvements and repairs. The...


CGCS New Certification Scheme

 Feb, 07 - 2017   General

Capita Gas Compliance Services (CGCS) has launched a new UKAS accredited gas safety certification. It will be used to benchmark and confirm that businesses have met all legal gas safety standards. CGCS new certification is recognised by both public and private sector organisations. It will also provide assurance for an organisation and employees...


APHC Training Rewards

 Jan, 12 - 2017   General

APHC (Training) are giving away training rewards worth £150 to 100 plumbing and heating companies! The cost of staying up to date with training is a big outlay to plumbing and heating companies.  Many training courses, such as ACS Qualifications, are mandatory requirements of your trade, others support expansion of...


Landlord Bans Plumbers

 Jan, 13 - 2017   General

Britain’s biggest landlord has just announced that he will not rent his properties to plumbers, battered wives, single parents, smokers in addition to many more.  Fergus Wilson, who owns a property Empire in Kent has posted a document online outlining its latest letting criteria which includes 11 strict rules for those unable...


Grants Available For Boilers & Energy Saving Installations

 Nov, 15 - 2016   General

The Government’s latest energy efficiency grant scheme is the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) scheme, which provides people who meet certain criteria with free or heavily subsidised boilers.  As part of ECO, the Affordable Warmth Scheme also makes provision for other energy saving measures such as cavity wall insulation or loft...


Is an ‘I want it now’ attitude putting customers at risk?

 Nov, 14 - 2016   General

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has recently published some interesting research which suggests that the Millenial ‘I want it now’ culture could be exposing some householders to dangerous, sub-standard and overpriced work. The study, which questioned 2,000 householders, was undertaken after the APHC experienced a rise in...


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%...


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.


The Nation’s Most Trustworthy Tradespeople!

 Oct, 04 - 2016   General

As a professional gas installer, it can seem like a constant battle trying to rise above negative perceptions of the industry caused by rogue traders and cowboy fitters. Organisations such as Gas Safe Register put a lot of hard work into campaigns like Trust the Triangle, which aim to educate...


HVAC & Smart Energy feeling the Brexit uncertainty

 Sep, 23 - 2016   General

It looks as if HVAC and Smart energy firms are feeling the uncertainty of Brexit.   BSRIA has released its first snapshot of the UK heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and smart energy market landscape for products since Britain voted out.   The HVAC and smart energy product market...


Top 5 vans

 Apr, 22 - 2016   General

Logic4training’s top 5 vans Choosing the right van for your trade can be tricky. There are so many options available it can be difficult to know where to start. The Ford transit alone has literally hundreds of different variations for it’s basic models. With so many different manufacturers building quality...


Careful consideration needed before Brexit vote

 Apr, 12 - 2016   General

As the EU referendum looms closer, both sides of the campaign are turning it up a notch to try to influence voter opinions. Following a clear anti-Brexit speech made by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has...


The reason for low investment in skills – It probably won’t surprise you

 Mar, 10 - 2016   General

According to the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) the recent government failed to tackle the main reasons for low investment and productivity in construction skills – Fair and prompt payment.   A government consultation on skills in the construction industry (Held in February 2016) concluded with the ECA stating that the review...