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Gas Safety Week 2017 – A Record Breaker!

 Jan, 18 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

Gas Safety Week is the gas industries flag ship event for gas safety awareness. It runs every year during the month of September. In 2017 it took place on 18-24 September and it broke all the records! Gas Safe Register sent out the statistics earlier this month (January). 7,831 supporters...


Small businesses at risk as Carillion collapses

 Jan, 15 - 2018   BusinessContinue Reading

News of Carillion’s liquidation has sent shockwaves through the construction industry, but what effect will it have now, in the future & on your business?   What is Carillion? Carillion was one of the UK’s largest construction and facilities management company. It held 450 public sector contracts for the government,...


Concerns over fast-track gas training

 Jan, 12 - 2018   TrainingContinue Reading

On October 1st last year, tighter legislation was brought in to address growing concerns about sub-standard training for new gas engineers. Over the last few years, so-called ‘fast-track’ courses had been made available by some training providers and the experience and instruction they offered has been judged to fall short...


Is the heating industry ready for another label?

 Jan, 11 - 2018   LegislationContinue Reading

The heating industry has been warned it must ensure it is ready for the Energy Labelling Directive (ERD) It’s been on the horizon for a while now and ERD was finally introduced on the 1st January 2018, although it may have fallen beneath many peoples radars. The Ecolabel energy rating...


Toolfair & Elex at Alexandra Palace in 2018

 Jan, 08 - 2018   Trade ShowsContinue Reading

Toolfair & Elex returns to Alexandra Palace on Wednesday the 31st & Thursday the 1st February 2018. It’s the first show of the year for us and we are looking forward to being back up at “Ally Pally” in north London. We were a part of last year’s Toolfair/Elex show,...


New Year Training Tips For Tradespeople

 Jan, 03 - 2018   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

January, it’s a time for fresh starts and clearing out the December cobwebs. The New Year always feels like a reset from a tough previous 12 months, or a follow up to a successful year gone by in your chosen trade. Whether you made a list of goals or not,...


Are you really self-employed?

 Dec, 20 - 2017   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

If you are self-employed, or you regularly employ self-employed contractors, you need to be aware of some recent court rulings. They could change the legal status of your working relationships, contracts, rights and how you pay your taxes. Since the financial crisis in 2008, more people than ever before are...


Gas Safe Register – A Decade In Review

 Dec, 15 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

The Gas Safe Register has recently published The Decade Review, an independent report on the state of the UK’s gas industry. Sole traders, SMEs, training and certification bodies, manufacturers and energy companies were all invited to take part. They were given the opportunity to reflect on their experience of the...


New Year Objectives – Look After Yourselves!

 Dec, 11 - 2017   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

Most of us spend December in a strange state of autopilot. It’s the busiest time of the year, where you juggle the Christmas rush with work. For gas engineers and plumbers the cold weather means boiler breakdowns, cracked pipes and people desperate for heating and hot water to work. Trades...


Stay Gas Safe this Christmas

 Dec, 06 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

The lead up to Christmas is a great time to turn the heating up and snuggle in for the evening, but Gas Safe Register has come up with some figures that make chilling reading. It has identified the top ten cities in the UK with the highest proportion of unsafe...


Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

 Nov, 28 - 2017   ElectricalContinue Reading

There are now 4.5 million privately rented households in the UK, a number which has roughly doubled over the past decade & is showing no signs of slowing down. But, while general standards surrounding the private rental sector (PRS) are improving, tenants are facing a significant risk of incidents caused...


New, Free beginners guide to the plumbing industry

 Nov, 27 - 2017   CareersContinue Reading

Logic4training has launched the Ultimate Guide to Plumbing Careers, a free guide to becoming a plumber, providing useful advice for school and college leavers, career changers or employers looking to up-skill existing staff.   The guide sets out clearly everything you need to know What training to take How to...


Second Generation Smart Meters are coming

 Nov, 22 - 2017   Smart MetersContinue Reading

What are second generation smart meters & when are they available?   Second Generation Smart Meters (SMETS2) will be available in 2018 They are designed to address the shortcomings of the first generation meters that have led to criticism and concerns in the press. New meters will be much more...


PHEX Chelsea 2017 – Highlights

 Nov, 20 - 2017   Trade ShowsContinue Reading

Logic4training joined a whole host of industry experts, manufacturers, engineers and journalists at Phex Chelsea 2017. The show was a great success. Wednesday was particularly busy for our stand. Jim and Russell are always the stars at stand 11, providing installers, young or old, with answers to their questions. This...


Solar Thermal Now

 Nov, 20 - 2017   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

The Solar Trade Association (STA) have produced a new report called Solar Thermal Now. The report was produced in collaboration with the solar thermal working group. The STA launched the report at the Stamford Bridge leg of PHEX 2017 on the 15th November. It dispels common misconceptions of solar thermal...


Legionella Awareness – KNOW YOUR STUFF!

 Nov, 14 - 2017   PlumbingContinue Reading

There has recently been some worrying news from CIPHE regarding legionella awareness. They issued a warning to plumbers and building managers about the growing number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease with some strong advice: know your stuff when it comes to Legionella   The warning comes following the sad death...


How much do you know about Boiler Plus?

 Nov, 13 - 2017   HeatingContinue Reading

We recently published an article on our blog about the forthcoming Boiler Plus scheme and policy. The response was huge and will continue to be discussed amongst everyone involved in the gas industry until Boiler Plus comes into play in April 2018.   How much do you know? As part...