We are now entering the next phase of the transition to the revised Competent Person Scheme requirements as set out by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
Even though the title may sound daunting, it just means all glazing CPSs have to transfer their existing registered companies from self-certifying under the old CPS, to self-certifying under the revised CPS requirements.
This is not as scary as it sounds or anything to worry about.
Here at FENSA, we are making the transition as smooth as possible. We have been thinking long and hard about how we can help our registered businesses with the process.
We know you want to have all the information at your fingertips, so we have produced our
‘Guide for Transition to Certified Installer’ which you can find in your installers’ area at http://www.fensaonline.com/
At some point between now and June 2014, you will receive notification that you should proceed with your transition. Don’t panic! We have a dedicated team to guide you through the procedure and you will have plenty of time to find everything you need. You will probably find you already have all the necessary documentation and just need to set it out differently. This is where the templates will come in really useful.
It may be that you can demonstrate your competency through ‘Grandfather’s Rights’. This is because experience counts and should be recognised. So, check to see if this applies to you as this could be the way forward for you to satisfy the requirements.
It should be remembered that these new requirements have been set out by the DCLG and all glazing CPSs have to comply. They have been implemented to raise standards in our industry, which is a good thing for installers and customers alike. They will help to eliminate ‘cowboys’ and will increase consumer confidence in the industry.
If you are anxious or worried about the transition in any way, please contact our dedicated team who will be happy to answer your questions. Just call 0207 645 3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also ask us any questions on our Twitter account and we will come back to you @FENSA_Windows