Ten seminars have so far been held for members of Network VEKA’s Assure scheme, to help them with Minimum Technical Competence training, with another seminar planned for members in the Newcastle area in May.
The industry-leading trade association kicked off its MTC seminars in Manchester at the beginning of the year, and has travelled to cities throughout England and Wales since to bring almost 400 Assure members’ fitters and surveyors assistance with getting MTC compliant.
Austin Greene, Network VEKA’s Technical & Compliance Manager, who ran the seminars explains: “MTC training is a mandatory part of Assure membership, and these seminars have been designed to help our Assure members in completing the first part of their MTC in order to gain a GQA ID Card. The seminars explained what the changes in legislation are for members of competent persons schemes, and how Network VEKA can assist them implementing such changes.
“Members of any of the Competent Persons Schemes, not just Assure, are required to demonstrate their Minimum Technical Competencies as part of new rules announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government in June this year. At the end of the Network VEKA seminars all attendees have been asked to complete an assessment to demonstrate their competencies, and upon successful completion were awarded their ID Cards.”
Other topics the seminars covered include CE Marking, the Green Deal and Energy Ratings, and Austin adds: “These attendees will be among the first in the country to demonstrate compliance with the new MTCs, and we have so far had a fantastic response from the attendees at each and every seminar.”
Network VEKA is authorised to operate a competent Persons Scheme, which is called Assure. The Scheme enables installer members to join the scheme to certify every window and door installation in accordance with Building Regulations.