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Electrical isolation – protecting yourself and those around you from shocks

The Gas Safe Register’s Technical Bulletin (TB) 118 provides guidance on the necessary safety precautions to take when preparing appliances for work – specifically their electrical isolation.  The document sets out the procedures involved in isolating the electrical connections of equipment and stresses that it is important that the person carrying out the work is competent.

 

XAMS – A bright future for assessment

We have adopted a system of computer-based assessments called XAMS, which offers our centres greater flexibility and their learners a user-friendly interface for taking exams. We are looking  for more centres to take up what is proving to be a secure and hassle-free means of assessment for a growing number of LCL qualifications.

GET gets on board with Gas Auditing

Last September, Logic Certification (LCL) launched two new qualifications for those with responsibilities for auditing gas businesses. One of the first approved centres to deliver the new qualifications was GET (Gas Educational Training) in Glasgow.  It’s first group of Gas Auditing Learners attained the Level 3 Award in Auditing a Gas Business at the end of November.  Most of these learners are now working towards the second qualification in Auditing a Gas Business’s Work Management Procedures.

New F-Gas Regulations and Brexit – a double whammy for refrigeration?

As part of the European Union’s efforts to tackle climate change, the new F-gas regulations call for the use of lower GWP refrigerants in order to meet the goals set by the EU for 2020.

Advance information on new gas safety regulations

Following a lengthy period of consultation throughout 2016 and 2017, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its Approved Code of Practice (ACOP); setting out regulations around the installation and servicing of gas appliances. We’ve been given access to a draft version of the new L56 guidance document, which, subject to parliamentary approval, will come in to effect from 6th April 2018.

BEIS urged to halt Each Home Counts review

The Each Home Counts (EHC) Review was published in December 2016, setting out recommendations for improving energy efficiency in the UK and encouraging the uptake of renewable technologies (read our round up of the review here).

Ten year's of the Gas Safe Register

The Gas Safe Register has recently published The Decade Review, an independent report it commissioned the research company, Accent, to undertaken on its behalf. The report offers a review of the state of UK’s gas industry and outlines changes that have been made since the  creation of Gas Safe Register in April 2009. Participants of the new survey and focus groups were invited to raise their current concerns, review how things have changed and over the past 10 years and to look at the challenges that lie ahead for the gas industry.

Swale Heating’s new Energy Academy joins LCL family

Logic Certification (LCL) is delighted to welcome the brand new Energy Academy to the LCL family.  Swale Heating, based in Sittingbourne, Kent, is one of the UK’s leading independently-owned heating companies and has invested £100,000 in a new training facility. The state of the art centre offers in-house training for Swale Heating staff as well as a comprehensive range of courses for plumbers, installers, electricians and gas engineers outside the company.

New electrical safety recommendations for the private rental sector

A Government working group set up to improve electrical safety standards and regulation in the private rental sector (PRS) has published a list of recommendations, due to growing concerns about tenant safety.

 

Smart Meter Update

With the introduction of second generation Smart Meters (SMETS2) from next year, concerns relating to the accuracy and security of the first generation meters (SMETS1) are being addressed and the future for Smart Meters is looking a lot more positive.

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