Training 5

News

Survival steps to safety for electrical installations

Martindale Electric has created an updated version of the ALIVE acronym to help prevent loss of life and safeguard workplaces for anyone working in or near electrical installations.

News

Cut-price heat pump training for installers from Panasonic

Panasonic has teamed up with Optimum Energy to create a huge opportunity for installers to upskill, part-funded by the government. With this fantastic offer you can book onto courses which normally cost £750 per person, for just £45 for dates throughout October.

News

‘MCS Made Easy’ platform launched by GTEC

Developed by GTEC and Learning Lounge, MCS Made Easy provides a package of support, including tutorials, Q&As and real-life scenarios, covering the key requirements which need to be met in order to become MCS certified.

Opinion

The business of heat pumps

The need to lower UK carbon emissions is immediate if we have any chance of meeting our net zero 2050 target.  Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) are a well-established technology that offer significant carbon savings when compared to gas or oil central heating. ASHP’s are far more efficient than other electric heating systems, producing as much as four times more heat than the electricity they use. 

News

Panasonic revamped programme delivers more benefits for installers

Existing PRO Club members automatically join the new scheme and participants in the Panasonic Rewards scheme can easily switch and upgrade to take full advantage of the additional benefits of full PRO Partner membership.  The new PRO Partner Rewards scheme replaces the current Panasonic Rewards scheme, which will come to an end on 31 August 2021, with any points for Love 2 Shop rewards relating to those sales to be claimed by 31 December 2021 when the scheme will be fully closed.

News

New online training facility for installers

The training academy at Grant UK’s head offices in Wiltshire, has been established for almost two decades and during that time, the premises have been adapted to meet the ever-changing training requirements of heating engineers. Starting out providing oil boiler training and OFTEC qualification and assessments, the academy later expanded to offer a comprehensive selection of courses on renewable heating systems. Today, air source heat pump courses are the most popular with over 700 installers and heating engineers completing heat pump training through the academy within the last two years.

News

Dates for your diary

PVTech and TechTalk webinars on solar installations

Opinion

Diversity for installers

We live in changing times, led by a reassessment of how we treat our planet and each other, increasing digitisation and the roll-back of globalisation towards national priorities. These ‘megatrends’, which have been accentuated and accelerated by the response to the pandemic, are incredibly relevant to the roles women take in the workplace and wider society.

Feature

Demystifying the route to renewables

The webinars, hosted by OFTEC and in partnership with MCS, consist of three short sessions developed in response to feedback from technicians and will primarily focus on heat pump technologies.

Opinion

Heat pump industry: GHG can’t be turned off like a tap

Whilst the Green Homes Grant has come in for a great deal of criticism, and has struggled to attract installers, partly because of the terms and conditions, and partly because of the apparent failings in its administration, the scheme has successfully raised consumer awareness of heat pump technology to a level that no other intervention to date has achieved.

News

No tick-box-training from National Gas Centre for Excellence

The National Gas Centre for Excellence (NGCFE) has opened the doors of its 6,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art centre in Featherstone, West Yorkshire to tackle the national shortage in qualified heating engineers with high-quality training focused on the needs of the installers and engineers.

Product

myenergi reward scheme and direct leads for installers

Developed in partnership with EV Comply, the step-by-step solution takes the customer through the OZEV grants application process* and connects them to their closest myenergi-approved independent. While saving time and money for the consumer, installers benefit from sales leads direct to their inbox.

Opinion

The right people to build your business

It’s not been an easy time to recruit staff in the renewable energy sector. We asked Andrew England, Head of Clean Energy at energy employment specialists, Eleven Recruitment, for his take on where we are and what lies ahead…

Feature

UK heat pump market set to almost double this year

The Heat Pump Association (HPA), which represents around 95% of the heat pump manufacturing market share, has surveyed its members to estimate the supply of heat pumps in 2021. This has revealed that manufactures have placed orders with their supply chains to deliver a total of 67,000 units in 2021. This equates to a nearly double the number of heat pumps on shelves and in warehouses ready for installers to meet the growing consumer demand.

News

Cashback for installers and clients

Panasonic are currently offering installers £800 and their customers an additional £600 as part of their Green Install Cashback Scheme and Green Homes Cashback scheme.

Feature

No jab, no job – what do you think?

Pimlico Plumbers chairman, Charlie Mullins, recently stated his intention to draft a new employment contract for its 400-strong workforce to ensure that only those vaccinated against Covid-19 could work for him.