In order to address current concerns about the standard of work carried out by some gas installers, the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has published a leaflet aimed at consumers, laying out what they should expect when they are having their gas boiler serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Plans for the annual LCL Forum are shaping up nicely, it’s going to be a great event. We’re open for bookings so please get in touch if you’re an existing or prospective LCL centre and you’d like to register for a ticket.
Logic Certification approved centre, Narec Distributed Energy (NDE), will accept the SolarCoin cryptocurrency as payment for its LCL solar photovoltaic training qualification.
South Eastern Regional College (SERC), Northern Ireland
SERC is an impressive college, with seven sites in Co. Down and Co. Antrim. It is one of the largest Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland and committed to bringing top-class education and learning opportunities to its local communities. The College has 1,100 staff and over 32,000 annual enrolments on courses spanning 40 different subject areas. Proud of its close working relationships with industry the college works hard to generate real business benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).