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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...


Tradesmen and women – Do you feel undervalued?

 Feb, 10 - 2016   General

New research has found that tradespeople still find themselves under-appreciated by customers.   It’s the same story despite standards continuing to improve year on year, tradespeople can’t seem to get the appreciation they deserve. A recent news story involving the queen looking for an electrician got the community talking about...


Building Services in 2016 – Our positive predictions

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With 2016 well under way, there’s a ‘feel-good’ factor about what lies ahead for building services professionals. 2015 ended on a high note following a recovery for the house-building sector, not to mention George’ Osborne’s offer of £12bn for infrastructure spending over the next five years. This, coupled with the...


Do you soldier on when sick?

 Dec, 02 - 2015   General

Have you suffered on at work when ill? Could you have done with a duvet day but yet powered on? According to a new poll from constructaquote.com more than 90 per cent of construction industry workers have admitted to going to work despite knowing they were too ill and standards...


Hard cash over rewards schemes?

 Oct, 12 - 2015   General

What motivates you to work harder? What makes you feel more valued – lump sums of cash or something more long-term performance-related?   New research carried out by One4all Rewards – Push the Button report has revealed that the majority of workers in the trade sector are not motivated by...


Will the skills shortage slow down predicted growth?

 Sep, 02 - 2015   General

The Forecast for construction is looking good… In the mid-term at least A 13.2% increase in construction output by 2017 has been predicted, with private house building expected to play a key role in growth, according to the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association.   The forecast has once...