TrustMark is the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home, and is designed to provide assurance that they are engaging an organisation that has been thoroughly vetted to meet required standards, and has made a considerable commitment to good customer service, technical competence and trading practices.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is designed to ensure that companies installing renewable technologies do so to a set of standards which in turn ensure that the installation is eligible for the Goverment’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, and the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) sets out high consumer protection standards for businesses who are selling or leasing renewable energy generation systems to domestic consumers.
In order to work on gas appliances our engineers have to be accredited by Gas Safe, and for oil appliances it is Oftec which is the recognised body. The engineers we send to work on your oil and gas appliances will be suitably qualified and accredited, giving you complete peace of mind.
HETAS is the competent persons scheme which covers solid fuel appliances, and we are registered with them too, so your stove installation is in safe hands.
We are also accredited by The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) to demonstrate that we understand our responsibilities in terms of all relevant health & safety and environmental legislation and meet the standards required of us.
And finally we are members of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC), and are WRAS approved too.
All of these various accreditations, whilst sometimes bewildering to understand, are there for your protection – so if you are getting quotes from a number of plumbers please be sure to check that they are suitably qualified and accredited to do the work you require.