Posts tagged with ‘OFTEC’

  • Oil heating industry calls for clarity on BEIS’ ambitions for decarbonising off-grid heat

    By Debbie Eales on August 28, 2018
    OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) have requested urgent clarification from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) over the carbon reduction targets the oil heating sector is expected to meet under the Clean Growth Strategy. The call follows concerns that the current lack of information is hindering industry’s progress towards developing an alternative low carbon […]
  • OFTEC rolls out commercial assessment course in response to demand

    By Debbie Eales on December 15, 2016
    OFTEC’s new commercial assessment course, which covers the servicing and commissioning of multi stage burners used in many light and medium commercial heating systems, is now available at 11 training centres across the UK and Republic of Ireland. OFT 10-201 is proving popular both with technicians moving into commercial work for the first time, and those who are already working […]
  • Installers must protect consumers and notify work, says OFTEC

    By Debbie Eales on October 27, 2015
    OFTEC is urging all installers to ensure their work is correctly notified as failing to do so could be a breach of their duty of care – and leave customers in hot water as a result. Most installers know it is a legal requirement under Building Regulations in England and Wales to inform the relevant local authority about the installation […]
  • Government’s 2050 Heat Strategy is ‘unrealistic’, say industry leaders

    By Debbie Eales on July 20, 2015
    Almost three quarters of heating industry professionals think the government’s Heat Strategy is unrealistic and will fall far short of its target to achieve an 80% reduction in UK carbon emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, according to the results of a poll held at OFTEC’s annual conference last month. The survey of more than 50 industry leaders, manufacturers and […]
  • New carbon reduction policy needed as latest RHI take up figures emphasise scheme’s failings

    By Debbie Eales on May 28, 2015
    In its first year of operation, the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has failed to attract sufficient support, barely achieving in a whole year the number of installations required each month for the Department of Energy and Climate Change to meet its ambitious 2020 carbon reduction targets, says OFTEC. Latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change […]
  • EU decision on NOx emission levels applauded by OFTEC

    By Debbie Eales on September 24, 2014
    OFTEC, working closely with DECC, DEFRA and other EU Member State organisations, has secured a ‘major win’ for the oil heating industry over a new EU standard limiting Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emission levels from boilers. The revised standard, which in its earlier form would have had severe repercussions for UK boiler manufacturers, now gives them until 2022 to develop a […]
  • OFTEC launches renewable technology registration service

    By Debbie Eales on September 5, 2014
    To support technicians working in renewable technologies, OFTEC has introduced new classes of registration for solar thermal systems and heat pumps, with plans to extend this further to cover biomass next year. The move enables installation businesses to join OFTEC’s combined Competent Person’s Scheme (CPS) and Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) which are widely regarded as badges of competence within the […]