APHC has congratulated the Energy Savings Trust and the Department of Energy and Climate Change for rapidly pulling the Boiler Scrappage Scheme together. APHC is also pleased to see that true competence is being acknowledged through Competent Persons Schemes recognition.
Clive Dickin, Chief Executive of APHC, commented:"APHC would like to praise the Energy Savings Trust and the Department of Energy and Climate Change for selecting Competent Persons Schemes as a suitable route for installers to help consumers benefit from this scrappage scheme.
APHC welcomes the Governments approach to competency, recognising the need to comply with building regulations through Competent Persons Schemes.
"APHCs Competent Persons Scheme is one of the few schemes whose members can offer all energy types through the scrappage scheme, so I advise consumers to choose carefully the contractor they use to replace their old heating system." Energy Minister Lord Hunt of Kings Heath told APHC:"Work carried out through the Governments Boiler Scrappage Scheme must be undertaken by a competent installer.
Competent Person Schemes give customers confidence that the individual or company they choose is recognised as able to carry out work to the standard required by Building Regulations." Claims from the Prime MinisterThe PM said yesterday:"Todays announcement will slash household energy bills and carbon emissions while providing an important boost for the British heating industry. The Governments new scrappage scheme will help to secure jobs across the tens of thousands of small and medium businesses that form a vital component of Britains low carbon economy."
Clive Dickin, Chief Executive of APHC, responded: "While we have warmly welcomed the swift introduction of the boiler scrappage scheme, and especially the use of competent persons scheme members to undertake the work, the fact is that these 125,000 appliances are 4% of the total band G rated boilers in the UK market. The 125,000 replaced appliances will provide an additional two days work per operative within the UK market." For more details on how to make a claim, consumers should visit: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Home-improvements-and-products/Heating-and-hot-water/Boiler-scrappage-scheme