On Monday 8 September Capita signed a ten year contract with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to operate a new gas installer registration scheme in Great Britain from 1 April 2009. Around 250 CORGI employees are expected to TUPE transfer to Capita when the CORGI scheme ends on 31 March. Capita will manage registrations and renewals for the registration year starting 1 April 2009 from January 2009.
Pete Eldridge, Managing Director of Capitas gas scheme commented: "Capita is delighted to have been chosen by HSE to run the new gas installer registration scheme. From April 2009, consumers and gas installers will have access to a responsive and efficient gas safety scheme. Were looking forward to working in close collaboration with other industry bodies to raise standards and to continue to improve gas safety. We are committed to delivering an effective service that minimises the cost and administrative burden on installers and actively promotes the value of using registered gas installers." Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive said, "I look forward to Capita bringing a fresh approach to gas safety.
The new scheme should deliver added value for both consumers and gas installers through a reduction in fees and simplified registration procedures. Capita will be accountable for successful delivery through a challenging set of key performance indicators focused on delivering safe gas work and customer satisfaction with the scheme." The new gas registration scheme will deliver: high levels of gas safety awareness amongst consumers aligned to a powerful new gas safety brand a risk-focused inspection force a single-minded focus on delivering the scheme and promoting gas safety a transparent, open and consultative approach a commitment to working with other industry bodies A New BrandFor the launch of a new gas installer registration scheme brand, Capita will be undertaking external research to gather insight into the development of the new gas safety brand identity and associated messaging.
To make this process both as effective and proactive as possible, it will be vital to take on board the thoughts of those directly affected by the new service. We will therefore be asking members of the Industry over the next few weeks to provide thoughts on what the new brand should stand for, how it will achieve this and how this will be used by those within the industry.
Our marketing agency, The Team will be working on the development of the new brand prior to its launch in early 2009.