The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (Certification) Ltd. has achieved accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as a Competent Persons Scheme Operator and as an installer certifying body for a range of measures under the Government’s new flagship Green Deal programme.
During 2011 it was announced by Government that all Competent Persons Scheme operators would be required to achieve UKAS accreditation in order to continue to provide a Competent Persons Scheme. This occurred in parallel with a further announcement that Government was seeking organisations to progress piloting activities in support of the Green Deal. With this in mind APHC Certification Ltd. began the development and assessment process earlier this year and has now received UKAS accreditation.
John Thompson, APHC Chief Executive commented: “We are delighted to confirm that after several months of hard work by staff and members, APHC (Certification) Ltd. has received UKAS approval to operate the Green Deal Installer and Competent Persons Schemes. This will allow us to continue to provide a comprehensive Competent Persons Scheme and enable us to offer installer certification services under the Green Deal Scheme when it is launched”.