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Tip #6: Would Domestic Electrical Skills add Value to your Business? Our Advice on Upskilling your Gas or Plumbing Business

 Dec, 06 - 2018   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

Some tasks commonly undertaken by gas engineers or plumbers – installing central heating, some gas-fired cookers or electric showers, for example – require more than just ACS qualifications and Gas Safe Registration.   To do the whole job, including wiring in the electrics, engineers either need to call in an...

Gas Metering Engineers route to CCN1

 Nov, 27 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

Gas metering engineers holding certificates for CMA1, CMA3 or L2 Smart Meter Diploma (Gas or Dual Fuel) can now upskill to become a domestic gas heating installer with our Domestic Gas Heating Installer – Experienced trades package. The course includes ACS Scheme qualifications – Core Domestic Natural Gas Safety (CCN1),...

HHIC Fact Sheet helps Prepare for the Big Freeze

 Nov, 19 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

So far this autumn, the weather has been mild, but as winter arrives, so will falling temperatures.   The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has published a new set of guidelines setting out the steps to take when the condensate pipe from a condensing boiler freezes during a...

Installer Guide to Condensate Discharge Pipe Installation

 Nov, 13 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

In April 2005 revisions to the Building Regulations came into force, stating that all replacement gas or oil boilers must be a condensing type.   The introduction of condensing boilers has been fundamental in reducing the UK’s carbon emissions.   Extreme UK weather patterns with prolonged sub-zero temperature experienced in...

Smart metering – making your operations smart

 Oct, 30 - 2018   Smart MetersContinue Reading

Ganymede & Logic4training event highlights the future of smart meter delivery   The smart meter roll-out is now in full swing, with homes and businesses across the UK making the switch to a greater understanding about the cost of the electricity and gas they use. Since September, next generation smart...

Are Your Water Pipes Damaging Your Health?

 Oct, 29 - 2018   PlumbingContinue Reading

According to a survey of 2,000 property owners by WaterSafe, 68% of homeowners don’t know if they have potentially harmful lead water pipes in their property.   Water supplied through lead pipes can be bad for your health – especially for babies and children, whose development can be affected.  ...

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...