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Mandatory electrical safety checks turned down

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DGLC) Housing Standards Review: technical consultation has caused controversy within the industry following its failure to introduce mandatory electrical safety checks to properties within the private rented sector.

New hidden army to tackle fuel poverty in the UK

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has proposed that a ‘hidden army of non-health professional’ should help identify vulnerable people living in dangerously cold homes to assist in reducing the toll of winter deaths.

RHI hits 25,000 mark as home owners vote for green!

New statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that the UK’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now helping to warm 25,000 homes, as consumers wake-up to the benefits of installing renewable technologies, such as heat pumps, solar thermal, solar pv and biomass systems.

New gas safety course for insulation installers

Logic Certification has launched a Gas Awareness for Cavity Wall Installers Course, created in a bid to raise awareness of carbon monoxide (CO) safety, as the industry sees insulation work increase under the Green Deal and ECO schemes.

Logic Certification National Forum 2015

Logic Certification’s National Forum will be taking place on July 2nd, from 9.30am – 4pm at IGEM House in Kegworth, Derbyshire. Open to all Training Providers/Colleges and providing a great opportunity to get together, find out about the latest Logic Certification qualifications, receive industry updates and take-part in useful workshops, this year’s event will include guest speakers from across the Building Services Sector.

Good news for the RHI!

New statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that domestic RHI installations have smashed the 20,000 milestone, with some 6,244 new accreditations since April 2014 when the initiative was officially launched.

Gas safety for insulation and external cladding installers

Logic Certification has launched a Gas Safety Awareness Course for Cavity Wall & Loft Insulation Installers and/or External Cladding Installers to help prevent tragic incidences like the recently highlighted case of 83 year old pensioner, Joyce Moore, who died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning following cavity wall insulation blocking her boiler.

 

Updated training manual now available!

Our Domestic Gas Safety Training Manual has been boosted with an additional 40 pages of guidance and information! And what is even better is the cost has stayed the same!

 

Amendment 3 of 17th Edition Wiring Regulations sparks new electrical qualification!

Are you aware of the new amendments and changes to BS7671:2008 (2011) – 17th Edition Wiring Regulations? As a qualified electrical engineer, you need to be up-to-speed with your knowledge and training to comply with legislation set to come into force on 1st July 2015.

 

We have introduced a new, 17th Edition ‘update’ course for electrical engineers to cover the requirements and legislation of Amendment 3. The qualification provides a time-efficient option for operatives who need to demonstrate their knowledge of Amendment 3, without repeating the up-to-date elements of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations.

Lack of Part P enforcement puts lives at risk

Trade association NAPIT has called for the government and industry to ensure action is taken to improve electrical safety in homes, following a damning report by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR), which revealed poor enforcement of Part P of the Building Regulations across the UK’s local authorities.

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