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Time to prepare for the F-Gas tidal wave

As part of the drive to help slow the onset of global warming, the impending restriction on high GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants in the UK coming months and years, will have a needed but significant impact on the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.


New F-Gas qualifications launched by Logic Certification

We've launched a new range of F-Gas qualifications, essential for engineers working with fluorinated greenhouse gases in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industries. Following recognition by DEFRA as a certification and evaluation body, we now offer Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications from Logic Certification approved centres throughout the UK.

 


Keeping up to date with modern heating and hot water systems

Energy efficiency is a big buzz at the moment and rightly so in today's climate where money and resources should not be wasted. The Building Controls Association (BCIA) is encouraging both the current and next generation to invest in training, to ensure that the building services industry continues to keep pace with developments and new technologies in this exciting area. 


Research by the Gas Safety Register highlights the dangers of employing unregistered gas engineers

It's shocking to think that almost five million people in the UK are putting themselves and their families at risk by employing illegal gas engineers who aren't properly qualified to do the job.

Recent figures based on research by the Gas Safety Register, following four years of investigations into unqualified and unregistered gas fitters, showed that 65% of jobs carried out by illegal fitters were unsafe and that one in five of the appliances they fitted were so dangerous that immediate disconnection was required.

 


BEIS Future of Heat Consultation installer views needed

The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial strategy (BEIS) released a new consultation last week looking at how boiler installation regulations could be improved. 

With the help of the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), BEIS are hoping to engage directly with installers through a short and easy-to-complete survey.


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.


HSE shows support for MOT style gas safety certificates

Since the launch of its Gas Access Campaign back in November 2013, the Association for Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) has lobbied to raise awareness of the benefits of moving to an MOT style of Landlord’s Gas Safety Record (LGSR) as well as calling on the government to beef up legal powers allowing social landlords better access to their properties to carry out gas safety checks.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have now put their weight behind the campaign, initiating a comprehensive consultation process on all aspects of the change.


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.

 


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