Double up

vekaNetwork VEKA has announced that the UKAS-accredited Assure Competent Persons Scheme has doubled in size over the last year.

,The scheme, which is open to any installer, is said to have grown rapidly as it continues to receive a constant stream of applications from installers looking to join their first competent persons scheme, or installers who have become dissatisfied with their current operator.

,According to Network VEKA, members find Assure a straightforward and cost-effective route to compliance, with Building Regulation notification and the fact that installers and surveyors can quickly take their MTC assessments.

,Austin Greene, technical and compliance manager for Network Veka’s Assure, explained: “Many new members have told us they had become unsatisfied with their existing competent persons scheme providers.

,“Here at Assure, we strive to make the whole process simple and straightforward. It seems that it can be more complicated with some other providers, leaving installers feeling confused and unsure where they stand regarding self certification.

,“We offer all the training, seminars and advice you would expect to make sure everything runs smoothly for our installers. Members seem to appreciate the regular CPD bulletins keeping them updated about regulations and other issues affecting their work.

,“At the rate we’re growing, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Assure membership doubled again over the next 12 months!”

,Members of the Assure scheme can take advantage of a wide range of benefits, including: registration of installations with Local Authorities, MTC assessments for installers and surveyors, CPD (Continuous Professional Development) seminars and bulletins, energy ratings calculators, GQA accredited ID cards and Building Regulation Compliance certificates sent direct to their customers. There is also a dedicated technical and arbitration helpline available, with a personal and friendly support team to help with any queries and issues members may have.

,Assure members also have access to Insurance-Backed Guarantees, Green Deal Certification and Level 2 NVQ Qualifications, as well as Assure-branded literature.

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