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Benchmarking gas safety scheme launched

03 February 2017

A new UKAS-accredited gas safety certification scheme has been introduced by Capita Gas Compliance Services (CGCS).

Covering both commercial and domestic installations, it is designed to provide a best practice Gas Safe registered businesses to ensure all gas safety legal requirements are met.

It will also provide assurance for organisations and employees against risk, said CGCS.

Further peace of mind will be provided with the knowledge that companies achieving certification will have completed a rigorous assessment, including recognition from the Gas Safe Register and the Audit Commission.

Risk reduction in the delivery of safe gas work through accredited certification is also a mitigating factor in legal processes, said CGCS.

Those applying for certification will be assessed for numerous aspects, including quality control and supervision policies, standard of service guarantees and on-site gas work assessment of employees and contractors.

CGCS managing director Matthew Hickman said the certificate will provide "that go 'above and beyond' for gas safety work the recognition they deserve among their customer base".

It will also assist with new business opportunities, said Mr Hickman.

Cost of achieving the new standard will depend on the size of the business concerned and the scope of the gas work undertaken.

Assessment procedures will take between six to eight weeks, said CGCS.

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