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Think before you drill campaign promotes electrical cable safety

UK Power Networks is increasing its public service message by running a 'Think before you drill' initiative to raise awareness of the dangers of electricity, and importance of trades people locating cables before starting work.

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.

DECC scrapped, what effect will it have on the renewables industry?

New Prime Minister, Theresa May, has scrapped the Department of Energy and Climate Change as part of a major cabinet reshuffle.

It was announced on Thursday that energy policy will now be decided by the newly-created Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, headed up by Greg Clark – Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  The new department will be responsible for delivering industrial strategy, business relations, furthering the UK’s science base, delivering affordable, clean energy and tackling climate 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.

 

New Wiring Regulation to protect end users from fire

On 1 January 2016, Regulation 421.1.201 (PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE CAUSED BY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT) came into full effect in England.

The new regulation is one of a number of changes following the implementation of the Third Amendment to BS 7671: 2008, The IET Wiring Regulations. 

 

Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure inspection begins 1 July 2016

The lead in period allowing businesses and engineers 12 months to update their procedures in line with Edition 7 of the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) is soon to expire. 

As from 1 July 2016, Gas Safe registered engineers and businesses will be inspected in line with the new edition of the guidelines, but are encouraged to adopt the revised procedure as soon as possible.

STA launches #KeepSolarThermal campaign

On the 21st March 2016 the STA (Solar Trade Association) held an emergency meeting and decided to take a “strong approach” in rebutting the Government’s proposal to remove solar thermal from the RHI scheme.

The STA argue solar thermal has huge potential for the future, and have launched the #KeepSolarThermal campaign in order to gain support for the cause.  

Logic Certification helps new academy get smart!

Logic Certification has joined forces with the UK’s leading provider of metering services, CH4 Services, helping the firm to become fully accredited to deliver its QCF Level 2 Diploma in Smart Metering Power.

 

The qualification was launched in response to an industry need to meet the demand for the installation of 50 million smart gas and electricity meters in 27 million homes by 2020. The launch of the smart metering academy now means that CH4 Services is able to directly address the gap within the sector for trained smart meter operatives, both increasing their existing workforce’s opportunities and opening up potential for new entrants.

STA packs a punch for industry in The House of Lords

Following The House of Lords clash over cuts to the feed-in tariff, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has made great gains for the FiT scheme, with key recommendations being taken on board and implemented.

 

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