There’s not long now before the deadline to register your business under the government’s ‘Minimum Technical Competencies’ scheme. In fact, there’s less than a month left!
Changes in training and assessment come from a need for greater regulation and higher standards in the glazing industry. Many established and reputable installation companies already have accreditations to show that they follow industry best practices, but from next month these will not be enough.
Installers who have already self-certified under a Competent Persons Scheme must upgrade by 6 June to become MTC accredited. Without completing this process, you will no longer be able to self-certify. Companies will now be required to provide evidence that their installers and site surveyors have the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to complete the job in hand, to meet National Occupational Standards (NOS).
Installation companies must demonstrate that their workforce can meet certain levels of competency, by ensuring that each staff member has a Level 2/3 NVQ Fenestration qualification or completes a Minimal Technical Competency assessment.
The CPA can help you with your MTC
But achieving Minimal Technical Competency accreditation doesn’t have to be complicated or hard work. Here at the CPA, we can provide you with any information you require regarding MTC and the application process; we can also provide information on other legislation that may affect our industry and your business.
Our FastTrack initiative also gives you the tools to win new business, including providing you with Insurance Backed Guarantees and Deposit Protection cover.
Talk to a member of the CPA team today for information about these changes and our FastTrack scheme.