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17th Edition changes to 18th Edition

 May, 18 - 2018   ElectricalContinue Reading

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018) replace the 17th Edition on 2nd July 2018. The 17th Edition Wiring Regulations were launched in 2008 and while there have been a few amendments, not much has changed since then – until now. On the 2nd July 2018 the 18th Edition will be...


Tradespeople on Twitter are taking a Stand against Van Theft

 May, 15 - 2018   GeneralContinue Reading

In the trades industry, your van is everything. It’s your ‘mobile’ office: It keeps all your expensive tools, paperwork, manuals, and it’s your transportation.   Despite the fact that vehicle crime figures have actually declined in the UK, there are still many business owners who still see their vehicles targeted...


Confusion Around Boiler Plus

 May, 11 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

There’s still confusion around Boiler Plus   April 2018 saw the introduction of the Government’s new Boiler Plus scheme, which puts more responsibility on the shoulders of installers to install energy-efficient gas boilers and introduce a range of energy saving measures to the domestic systems they service and install.  ...


HHIC’s Water Treatment Guide for Consumers  

 May, 03 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

Why is water quality important? It’s important for home-owners to know the importance of water treatments to ensure their boilers perform at their best at all times. To help installers and their customers, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has shared a consumer guide to water treatment that helps...


The F-Gas switch-over

 Apr, 27 - 2018   F GasContinue Reading

This year marks the start of major changes to F-Gas regulations, which have been enforced to reduce emissions by 79% before 2030. The aim is to completely stop using HCF’s with high Global Warming Potential (GWP) in refrigeration, heat pump and air-conditioning units and as an installer, you’ll want to...


How are we going to charge electric vehicles?

 Apr, 26 - 2018   ElectricalContinue Reading

Stories about electric vehicles are regularly in the press, a key part in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. But, how are we going to power them? In the UK, EV charging points are becoming more commonplace in shopping centre car parks and forecourts. Around the world, vehicles are being...


Gas Safety Regulations update for Installers and Landlords

 Apr, 18 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

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   GasContinue Reading

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,...


Smart Meter Installations Increase at a Rapid Rate

 Apr, 17 - 2018   Smart MetersContinue Reading

The latest report on smart metering installs during the final quarter of 2017 has been published.   This report includes information and statistics on smart meter installation in domestic properties and small non-domestic sites in Great Britain.   What are the key findings of the report?   91% of smart...


Are Cash Payments Becoming a Thing of the Past?

 Apr, 03 - 2018   GeneralContinue Reading

How do your customers pay you?  Cash, BACS transfer, via an app, or perhaps you’ve invested in a mobile card machine?   Whereas most plumbers, electricians and gas engineers will occasionally take cash payments for work, these days the ability to accept online or card payments is key as many...


Highlights to Gas Safe Register’s #DontCutCorners Campaign

 Mar, 28 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

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...


Platinum Provider for Smart Meter Installer Training

 Mar, 26 - 2018   Smart MetersContinue Reading

Logic4training has been recognised as a Platinum Provider for its Smart Meter courses, the highest level available under Energy & Utility Skills.   We are the only private provider to achieve this status, sitting alongside the big six utility companies to deliver of some of the best Smart Meter installer...


LPG – a great choice for the UK’s rural communities

 Mar, 21 - 2018   LPGasContinue Reading

For those living in rural areas, with no access to the mains gas grid, LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) is an excellent heating solution, offering a close alternative to mains gas.   What exactly is LPG? LPG is a naturally occurring by-product of natural gas extraction (60%) and crude oil refining...


New IGEM document replaces Gas Safe Register’s GUISP

 Mar, 16 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

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   GasContinue Reading

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...


Ecobuild 2018

 Mar, 09 - 2018   Trade ShowsContinue Reading

Logic4training’s Alyssa Salazar had the chance to visit the Ecobuild 2018 Show at the Excel Centre in East London. Here is a brief look at some of the highlights from Tuesday 6th March. Ecobuild 2018 is a massive show that is designed to bring the future of our industry to...


What are the issues with boiler plus compliance?

 Mar, 06 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

With mandatory minimum boiler efficiency looming large on the horizon, the industry is preparing for the biggest change to boiler standards in years. 6th of April is a date all gas engineers need to be aware of and most of our readers will be well aware of what it entails....