Championing local installers

Certass, wants glazing companies to get together and champion local installers who are the connection between the industry and the consumer.

Jason Clemmit, managing director at Certass, said: “This year, there has been a lot of bad industry press where skills and competency are concerned. While we do have issues with a growing skills gap and an ageing workforce, we need to champion the local installers. They have proven, competent installation skills and are using them to deliver impressive installations to consumers.

“At Certass, we believe in real, sensible certification to ensure these great standards are delivered to homeowners. That’s done through our installer certification schemes and the Certass skills card.”

The Certass skills card has a set of requirements and everyone who holds one has completed a knowledge assessment, had their work observed onsite by one of Certass’s assessors, and had a professional discussion about their work.

Over the last 12 months, 99.92% of the company’s audited jobs passed Building Regulation standards first time.