Training

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Importance of manufacturer’s training to get the most out of the products

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The biomass sector is embryonic in its development compared to our Eastern European partners. There are a number of lessons to be learnt from Europe and how we can maximise their experiences to ensure the UKs biomass markets are protected. Training installers to QCF standards through the various Awarding Organisations training centres is only one Read more…

The biomass sector is embryonic in its development compared to our Eastern European partners. There are a number of lessons to be learnt from Europe and how we can maximise their experiences to ensure the UKs biomass markets are protected. Training installers to QCF standards through the various Awarding Organisations training centres is only one Read more…

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Steps to becoming a renewables heating installer

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One of the questions we get asked is…..how can I become qualified to install biomass boilers? As in all renewable heating based appliances, there are pathways to becoming a competent installer, these pathways are set out in accordance with MCS MIS Standards and the National Occupational Framework of Qualifications (QCF accredited courses).  Coupled with the Read more…

One of the questions we get asked is…..how can I become qualified to install biomass boilers? As in all renewable heating based appliances, there are pathways to becoming a competent installer, these pathways are set out in accordance with MCS MIS Standards and the National Occupational Framework of Qualifications (QCF accredited courses).  Coupled with the Read more…

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A week in the life of a renewable technologies trainer

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Toby Mayes, Training Officer at Specflue describes a typical working week and the challenges of servicing the growing renewable engineer network throughout the UK. Monday: I travel to Specflue with thinking about how I want to structure the day. I have to deliver a HETAS H005BR Biomass course.  My first job is to ensure all Read more…

Toby Mayes, Training Officer at Specflue describes a typical working week and the challenges of servicing the growing renewable engineer network throughout the UK. Monday: I travel to Specflue with thinking about how I want to structure the day. I have to deliver a HETAS H005BR Biomass course.  My first job is to ensure all Read more…

A week in the life of a renewable engineer

Who: Mark Scott, Director of Greenlife Renewables What: Greenlife Renewables is based in Sudbury, Suffolk and installs renewable heat products and air conditioning systems. Mark is a registered engineer with Specflue’s UK installer and maintenance network. The work undertaken is varied and can range from a single biomass boiler installation to a district heating scheme. Read more…

Who: Mark Scott, Director of Greenlife Renewables What: Greenlife Renewables is based in Sudbury, Suffolk and installs renewable heat products and air conditioning systems. Mark is a registered engineer with Specflue’s UK installer and maintenance network. The work undertaken is varied and can range from a single biomass boiler installation to a district heating scheme. Read more…

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Addressing the renewable skills shortage

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With the imminent roll-out of the domestic RHI this Summer, Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue Ltd discusses the issue of addressing the potential renewable skills shortage among engineers and installers. “As the Government strives to introduce the domestic RHI and continues to promote the benefits aligned with Green Deal, one question Read more…

With the imminent roll-out of the domestic RHI this Summer, Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue Ltd discusses the issue of addressing the potential renewable skills shortage among engineers and installers. “As the Government strives to introduce the domestic RHI and continues to promote the benefits aligned with Green Deal, one question Read more…