Autumn is just around the corner, it’s the time of year when we reach for the heating controls. now’s the perfect time to ensure your oil boiler is raring to go. Just ensure you use someone who’s officially recognised as being qualified.
What is a competent person?
To become OFTEC registered, all technicians must undertake an approved training course and assessment. They are also inspected regularly by OFTEC to ensure their work meets the required standard. Around 8,000 technicians are registered with OFTEC’s competent person scheme.
What does it mean?
A heating installer who is a competent person is authorised to self-certify that their work complies with all local building regulations and standards. They can also undertake specific works without needing to submit a building control notice. As a result, local authorities will not need to inspect their work which saves you time and money.
The servicing and maintenance of oil and solid fuel heating equipment does not need to be certified under building regulations, but should still be done by a competent person. OFTEC registered servicing technicians are trained to follow a set of procedures that ensure that all aspects of the heating system are checked and maintained in accordance with industry and manufacturers’ approved standards.
The benefits for you
Regardless of whether you are looking for an installer or a servicing technician, selecting an OFTEC registered technician provides peace of mind that you are choosing a skilled and qualified technician, rather than an untrained and potentially incompetent workmen.
Using an installer who is registered with OFTEC can also save time and reduce costs because they self-certify their work, avoiding the need for a building inspection and associated fees. Because their work is covered by a warranty it also means you will avoid any complications in the unlikely event that their work does not comply with the building regulations.
Employing an OFTEC registered technician for the regular servicing and maintenance of oil and solid fuel heating equipment is the best guarantee that your system will run safely and efficiently.
Find out more about where to find an OFTEC registered technician.
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