Make a switch

With insurance and energy contract renewals consistently in the headlines, as a nation, consumers are said to be moving away from auto‐renewing policies, in favour of finding great new deals and better customer service. According to Certass, it’s no different for window installation companies, who are looking for a better service on competent person schemes (CPS).

MD at Certass, Jason Clemmit, explained: “Competent person schemes are an essential part of any installer’s remit. Self‐certifying installations is just part and parcel of the job for them, so that’s why at Certass, we make it as simple and straightforward as possible to transfer to a scheme with friendly, helpful support and technical teams”

With schemes covering more than 2.5 million installed products, Certass claims to have one of the most comprehensive certification schemes in the industry that, it says, can provide schemes for all aspects of work, from windows to roofline. Once registered with Certass, installers can register jobs within 48 hours – with completed jobs certified as soon as an on‐site audit is signed off – and can also take advantage of extra benefits, including low‐cost public liability and business insurance, and the Trust Mark Scheme. Certass is waiving joining fees for new installers who register before 15 January 2018.

Jason added: “Historically, certification bodies have run CPS without offering added value for installers, but that’s where we’re different. Our schemes are designed by tradespeople, for tradespeople, so we can be sure that we offer the best schemes, backed by helpful and friendly service.”