Following publication by the Department for Communities and Local Government of its new requirements for Competent Person Schemes, all Scheme operators are required to comply by assessing existing registered glazing installation companies against the newly extended and ‘improved’ processes.
Now if you are an installer, we know what you may be thinking? Haven’t you got enough to think about already? Time to step back and look at what this really means.
Yes, there will be changes but here at FENSA, we have been preparing for these changes for several months. We will be here to help our Registered Businesses through the process quickly and easily and there will be two-year transition to do it in. So, no worries, plenty of time.
Ok so no need to panic! But still, what does it all mean?
FENSA has to assess existing and newly registered glazing installation companies on their technical competency, including a revised on-site inspection regime. There will be a ‘FENSA New Requirements Guide’ published, which we will send to all our Registered Businesses.
Also we should remember these new regulations are aiming to improve “consistency and transparency, enhancing quality assurance and improving the level of compliance with the Building Regulations”
This is just a rather long winded way of saying; it’s a great way of raising standards across our industry, which will be fantastic for everybody!
So overall, the plan if you are an installer is to be aware of the changes but not to let it dominate your thoughts as the transition will be smooth and painless and we will be there to help you every step of the way!
If you are a consumer, be assured that this is good news for the development of the glazing industry.
And as they say in any good blog, any questions just ask! We are here for you.