What do the different schemes mean?
A scheme is a set of standards and rules that govern a particular area of work. They exist to provide a common approach for all installations for a given work type as well as provide customers with a way of identifying appropriate businesses for the work they need undertaking.
Contractors who want to be recognised for their skills and experience in certain works will come forward for assessment against the relevant scheme documents.
We provide assessment across a number of building services disciplines:
- a scheme that covers general electrical installation work.
- a scheme licensed through the Department of Communities and Local Government that covers general electrical installation work in domestic properties only.
Competent Persons Scheme
- a scheme licensed through the Department of Communities and Local Government that covers all other building services work in domestic properties such as heating and plumbing.
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
- a scheme created by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to cover installers of renewable technologies. The range of technologies include solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass and wind turbines.
PAS 2030 Installer Scheme
- a scheme created to help householders install energy efficient measures to their properties. The typical measures include insulation, draught proofing, glazing and heating
- an industry scheme to support the installation of fire detection and alarm systems.
- a scheme to support those contractors working in high risk areas.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
- a scheme to support those undertaking portable appliance testing (PAT).
Certifier of Certification - Scotland
- a scheme that recognises the differences in regulations governing general electrical installation work in Scotland.
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