We have launched two new Level 3 Gas Auditing qualifications. One qualification has been designed for gas engineers responsible for auditing gas work, in order to check it is safe and has been carried out correctly - a particular requirement for social housing properties. The second Gas Auditing qualification is specifically for businesses that carry out audits of their own or other businesses operations as part of their work management procedures.
We all recognise the importance of gas safety in the social housing sector, as the potential for things to go wrong is all too real. Current legislation, known as Regulation 36, requires landlords of local authority housing, housing associations and co-operatives to protect their tenants in just the same way as those renting in the private sector.
We will be exhibiting at at IGEM's Gas Utilisation conference on Wednesday 20th September 2017, at The Slate Conference Centre on the Warwick University campus.
The conference, dedicated to those working in the utilisation sector of the gas industry, is entitled Compliance - A Changing Landscape. It focuses on a number recent developments pertinent to gas professionals. Changes they need to take on board, in order to remain compliant. We'll be promoting our Gas Safety Management courses and two excellent new courses we have developed on Gas Auditing. It's the perfect opportunity to meet and talk about your training requirements.
Logic Certification has been working with Morgan Lambert, a company based in Yorkshire, to produce two specialist Gas Auditing courses specifically for the social housing sector.
Last September, Logic Certification (LCL) launched two new qualifications for those with responsibilities for auditing gas businesses. One of the first approved centres to deliver the new qualifications was GET (Gas Educational Training) in Glasgow. It’s first group of Gas Auditing Learners attained the Level 3 Award in Auditing a Gas Business at the end of November. Most of these learners are now working towards the second qualification in Auditing a Gas Business’s Work Management Procedures.
As from 1 April 2018, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will apply to domestic and non-domestic private landlords in England & Wales.
The new rules will make it illegal for landlords to sign a new lease for certain properties with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of F and G.