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Energy Company Obligation scheme reforms

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is entering a period of change with an increased focus on low-income and vulnerable homes.

As from April 2017, energy companies will be required to provide more help to struggling households, including free energy efficiency measures to make their homes warmer and bring their bills down.  The decision comes following the results of the “ECO: Help to Heat” consultation, which ran from July to August 2016.  


Robinsons UK Technical Training Academy is Logic Certified

A brand new training centre has been approved to deliver Logic Certification accredited courses. 

Robinson’s UK is a family run technical training academy offering over 20 years of industry and educational expertise covering all aspects of the heating and electrical sectors, including gas, oil, solid fuel and biomass.  


Landlords need to take responsibility for tenant gas safety

New research from Gas Safe Register suggests that landlords’ unawareness of their gas safety responsibilities could be putting 2.7 million renters at risk. 

The data, which was gathered over a period of 5 years, found that more than a third (37%) of landlords do not realise that it is their responsibility to ensure that that gas appliances provided by them are safety checked every year by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.  In fact, one-in-seven landlords (15%) wrongly believe that gas appliance safety is the responsibility of their local council.


Logic Certification is exhibiting at Gas Utilisation 2016

Gas Utilisation 2016 is taking place on 21 September at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and Logic Certification is pleased to be exhibiting at the event which displays the latest ground-breaking industry innovations and market leading products.


Prime time CO warnings, sign the petition

The heating industry, utility companies and the government have been urged to play a greater part in educating householders on the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO), as pressure increases to reduce the number of deaths and health problems caused by the deadly gas.

 


Carbon Monoxide detector laws tightened in Scotland

Laws relating to carbon monoxide detectors in private rented accommodation have been tightened up in Scotland. 

As from 1st December 2015, Scottish landlords are required to install a CO detector in every space containing a fixed combustion appliance.  In their Statutory Guidance the Scottish Government advise landlords that “combustion appliances such as boilers, fires, heaters and stoves fuelled by solid fuel, oil or gas all have the potential to cause CO poisoning if they are poorly installed or commissioned, inadequately maintained or incorrectly used.”

 


Part P: a must for building services installers in 2016

Part P was introduced on January 1st 2005; a move by government to introduce electrical safety rules into Building Regulations for England and Wales, defining the minimum standards for electrical safety with a domestic premises.

 

 


Help boost the electrical sector

Could your centre and learners help plug the skills gap within the electrical industry? Our ever-expanding range of electrical qualifications offers both existing operatives and new entrants the opportunity to develop their business and make a positive impact on their career.


New commercial gas training manuals

Commercial gas heating operatives can benefit from a newly updated version of our Commercial Gas Training manual, which now includes illustrations and diagrams designed for user-clarity.

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