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The role of an Accreditation Scheme and the BRE EPBD Compliance Hub. 5 th July 2011 Andy Butterfield Associate Director – BRE Global. The role of an Accreditation Scheme and the BRE EPBD Compliance Hub. About BRE The role of Accreditation Schemes
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5th July 2011
Associate Director – BRE Global
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All Energy Assessors have to be members of a DCLG approved accreditation scheme
BRE schemes are UKAS accredited
* UKAS accreditation pending
The purpose of Schemes is to ensure that consumers and others who rely on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) can have confidence in the EPC, accompanying recommendations for cost-effective improvement, and the EAs responsible for them.
Scheme Operating Standards (SORs) set out the Secretary of State’s current requirements for the operation of those organisations in receipt of an “Approval Letter” on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to operate an Accreditation Scheme for Energy Assessors (EAs)
Ensuring that members of the Scheme are “fit and proper” persons and that they operate within a code of conduct which is actively enforced by the Scheme
Ensuring that members of the Scheme are qualified to undertake energy assessments.
Ensuring that members of the Scheme have in force suitable indemnity cover.
Ensuring that members of the Scheme use operational procedures that ensure consistency and accuracy of energy assessments.
Maintaining active quality assurance procedures.
Facilitating the resolution of complaints against members of the Scheme.
Establishing and maintaining a register of members.
Ensuring financial probity, financial stability and operational resilience of the Scheme.
Allowing DCLG to monitor the Scheme periodically to ensure that it continues to comply with the terms of its approval and delivers compliance with the legislation.
Maintaining suitable administrative and operational systems that are applied in a consistent, fair and open way that is compliant with all relevant legislation.
Schemes are required to have developed Quality Plans which detail how the scheme implements the SOR requirements in practise.
BRE has developed a comprehensive Quality Plan and Quality Assurance guide for our scheme members which explains what is expected of them.
The plan details in simple process diagrams the requirements for all of the core processes, such as QA, CPD, appeals and escalation procedures.
Schemes are regularly audited by CLG / BSRIA against SORs to ensure continued compliance.
Scheme Code of Conduct sets out the principles that must be followed and applied by all Energy Assessors, including:
Room for improvement report published February 2011 by Consumer Focus
Key issues identified:
Revised regulations should help to address these issues – once implemented
This issue will need to be addressed through increased enforcement and policing by schemes and TSOs working together…
What we need to avoid….
The job of enforcement is not an easy one, therefore it is important for Schemes and Trading Standards
to work in closer collaboration
We must avoid a situation whereby non compliance continues to have no perceived consequences
We must avoid a disjointed approach where the tracks don’t meet…
What we need to achieve….
More effective teamwork which helps to make the job of enforcement easier for Trading Standards
Schemes need to work together to help identify instances of non compliance and route this information directly into Trading Standards
Quite simply we need to communicate and work together...
In partnership with Paul Taylor (East Sussex Trading Standards Officer) we have been developing the BRE EPBD compliance hub which aims:
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Copy of full Consumer Focus “Room for Improvement” report available on hub
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