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Positive outlook for plumbers and HVAC engineers!

New research has revealed that more than a third of plumbers and HVAC engineers feel under pressure from their pending workload when compared with that of 2013, with 25 per cent of respondents claiming to put in more hours.

Raising standards in rented accommodation

New regulations announced this week will make it illegal for landlords to rent out the most energy inefficient homes. From April 2018, landlords will be required to install energy saving measures in properties which fall into the two worst energy efficiency ratings, Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Bands “F” and “G”. From April 2016, landlords of privately rented homes will be required to accept reasonable requests from tenants for energy efficiency measures to be installed. 

Logic Certification presents at solar thermal workshop

On the 28th November, Mark Krull, from Logic Certification presented at the Solar Thermal Trade Associations (STA) Solar Thermal Workshop, for training providers and stakeholders, alongside other representatives from the STA and industry. Detailing the benefits to solar
thermal installers presented by the Government's newly launched RHI Training Support Voucher scheme, Mark's presentation covered the following areas:

Part L revisions do not go far enough

The government has finally announced the changes to Part L of the building regulations more than a year after consultation on the proposals closed. Plans to implement the changes in 2013 were dropped in the summer causing the government to come under fire, following fears that a further delay could prevent the UK achieving zero-carbon goals on homes.

Electrical-focused CPD event dates announced

Logic Certification confirm dates of our dedicated Electrical-focused CPD centre events designed to provide industry updates and general topics of information.

Landlords, do you know your gas safety obligations?

Landlords, of both public and private sector properties, have a commitment to maintaining the safety of gas appliances for their tenants. The affects of carbon monoxide poisoning, a potential result of ill-fitted or faulty gas equipment, has been well documented, causing sickness and in some cases, death. Beyond endangering tenants' lives, landlords are legally obliged to make sure gas appliances are serviced on an annual basis.

New requirements for Part P Qualified Supervisors

The requirements of joining a Part P competent persons' scheme have now changed, with Qualifying Supervisors (QS) now required to have gained one of two new NVQ Level 3 qualifications.

As before, all new QS must have a relevant 17th edition wiring regulations qualification, alongside one of the new NVQs. Existing QS' do not need to re-qualify as long as they remain within this role; if they leave their current position, providing they are re-employed as a QS within two years, completing the new NVQs won't be necessary.

Join our stand at the Renewables Roadshow

We're exhibiting at the Renewables Roadshow - which encompasses six events taking place around the UK, including; Coventry, Exeter, Harrogate, Glasgow, Manchester and Wembley during September and October - and looking for active local Logic Certification approved centres who would like to help on the stand and promote their centre.

Delay to cuts could save solar PV

The solar PV industry has suffered a hit thanks to reductions in tariffs and the general climate of economic uncertainty. Imminent cuts to incentives under FiTs could be delayed however as the Government has allegedly missed a parliamentary deadline. The government had been expected to confirm further cuts to the tariffs by early May with a view to the changes coming into effect from 1 July. 

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