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TradesTalk – Training

 Jul, 17 - 2017   Tips/Advice

On Tuesday 11th July  2017, 8pm, Logic4training alongside a range of industry professionals took part in another TradesTalk live twitter chat about training. These discussions will now take place every Tuesday. You can take part by following @TradesTalk and by using the hashtag #TradesTalk. Make sure you save the dates and get involved!...

EU Energy Labelling Changes

 Jun, 30 - 2017   Tips/Advice

The European Parliament approved the revision of the EU energy legislation on energy labelling, LabelPack A+, from A to G on the 13th of June. The revision will apply to electrical appliances in the EU from the end of 2019. This will include the UK. However, when it comes to...

Spotting Cowboy Customers

 Jun, 16 - 2017   Tips/Advice

National plumbing company with a difference Stopcocks Women Plumbers has come up with 12 top tips to spotting a cowboy customer.  Unfortunately many tradespeople will come across cowboy customer at some point, so it’s important to stay aware of any unusual behaviour right from taking the first phone call to finishing the job....

TradesTalk – Products

 Jun, 13 - 2017   Tips/Advice

On Sunday 11th June 2017, 8pm, Logic4training alongside a range of industry professionals took part in TradesTalk live twitter chat about products. These discussions will take place on the second Sunday of every month. You can take part by following @TradesTalk and by using the hashtag #TradesTalk. The next Twitter...

Understanding Energy Labelling – Solid Fuel Appliances

 May, 22 - 2017   Tips/Advice

HETAS has been helping installers and manufactures understand the changes this April with the Energy Labelling directive introduced in the UK/Europe by creating a guide, so they can help consumers make informed choices on solid fuel appliances in relation to the efficiency of the appliance The Energy Labelling directive was...

Trades talk – questions on twitter

 May, 09 - 2017   Tips/Advice

Starting from this Sunday (14th May) We will be taking part in a series of regular Twitter conversations with other industry figures on a variety of subjects. The first is all about Twitter. Our resident Digital Marketing expert, Jonny Lawrence, will be on hand to answer questions from Trades Talk...

Protect Your Van From Thieves

 Apr, 18 - 2017   Tips/Advice

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 by the thieves. Trevor Hodgson-Philips, Head of Service and Parts at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers some advice so van owners can better protect their vehicles. Parking...

Electrical Equipment Safety

 Dec, 01 - 2016   ElectricalTips/Advice

Business Companion have published an in-depth guide for England, Scotland & Wales, highlighting essential information for suppliers of electrical equipment, including CE marking. To ensure that you’re working in the safest environment electrical equipment is required to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994.  This means that if the equipment complies...

Plumbers Get Winter Ready

 Nov, 16 - 2016   Tips/AdvicePlumbing

With winter approaching, plumbers and water companies are working with weather experts to remind people on how to stay safe and warm.  The register for approved plumbing businesses, WaterSafe and various UK water companies are supporting the ‘Get Ready for Winter’ campaign by the Met Office. The campaign will provide people with information on how to prepare,...

Winter Tips For Trades People

 Nov, 09 - 2016   Tips/Advice

With the temperature expecting to drop below freezing this week, its time you prepare yourself for a tough couple of weeks at work.  We have found some tips/advice (courtesy of Simply Business) for you to follow to ensure that you’re working in the safest possible environment. We’re aware that many of you don’t work outside,...

Safe Carbon Monoxide Alarms

 Oct, 25 - 2016   SafetyTips/Advice

A recent investigation by Which? confirms that  1 in 5 CO detectors fail to work. Which? put the CO detectors through lab testing based on the EU safety standard and the results were shocking. It showed that 3/16 devices tested were so bad that, between them, they failed to go...