Competent Persons Scheme For Glazing Companies

Competent Person Schemes (CPS) have been around for many years. The most well know are BBA, FENSA, BM TRADA, Gas Safe, CERTASS, NAPIT,   NIEIC and OFTEC Competent Person Scheme. To classify as a Competent Person in your chosen line of work in the Home Improvement Industry you must be registered with a scheme that has been approved by The Department for Communities and Local Government or DCLG which WAS ESTABLISHED by the Government as far back as 2002 to regulate the Glazing industry. Its full title is the Competent Person Self-Certification Scheme.

The scheme enables certain businesses that are involved in the building trade to self-certify that the work that they have undertaken meets the appropriate Building Regulations. This avoids the need to use an approved inspector or to submit a building notice that are more expensive and time consuming. Competent Person Schemes also provide training, advice and send out trade related newsletters regarding legislative changes to their members. There is a lot more to a Competent Person Scheme than just a logo.

In the case of the glazing industry, this could be FENSA, CERTASS or BM TRADA. In fact, 92% of doors and windows that are installed in the UK are covered by FENSA with in excess of 9 million door and window homeowner certificates having been issued to date.

The application process may differ between the various Competent Person Schemes operators so you should check this with the scheme operator relevant to your trade. However, you will need to prove that you are capable of meeting the Minimum Technical Competencies (MTC).

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