It has been announced that Network VEKA meets all the requirements of the new international standard for operators of competent persons schemes. Assure Windows and Doors is the UKAS-accredited, official competent persons scheme authorised by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and operated by Network VEKA.
Technical and Compliance Manager Austin Greene explains:
“The Assure team are proud to consistently maintain exceptional standards and were pleased to hear from UKAS that the organisation has successfully completed the transition to the new international standard, with which all competent persons scheme operators must comply. This means we are now officially certified to ISO 17065: 2012.
“The accreditation further illustrates all the hard work put in by the whole Assure team, as well as demonstrating the efficiency of our management systems.
“Since Assure was launched, we have always tried to stay ahead of the curve, when it comes to standards and legislation, in order to offer our installers and surveyors a straightforward support service that meets all their needs.
“It came as little surprise that Assure’s installer numbers doubled last year. We’re told that that members find Assure a straightforward and cost-effective route to compliance with a host of benefits that aren’t found with other operators.
“Provided they meet the necessary requirements, installers of any type of PVC-U window and door systems are welcome to join the Assure Competent Persons Scheme. This allows them to self-certify installations, instead of going through their Local Authority Building Control Department.
“As well as allowing for self certification, Assure also enables its installers and surveyors to prove their MTCs with branded ID cards, access subsidised NVQs, update their industry knowledge through CPD training, benefit from Assure-branded literature and much more.”
Following The VEKA UK Group’s unique offering of the industry’s only BSI-notified, window and door set energy performance calculator last year, VEKA and Halo customers are also now being given the opportunity to generate their own Window Energy Ratings (WERs) and Door Set Energy Ratings (DSERs) through the recently launched Assure Rating Register.