The Association of Safety Compliance Professionals (ASCP) and AGSM / AESM members have benefitted from frequent COVID-19 updates; this is a member benefit. However in the public interest, and whilst our nation is in crisis, we are pleased to announce that CORGI Technical Services customers and the sector in general, will have access to these regular updates.
We are committed to keeping you informed about COVID-19 and to offer our support in these unprecedented times. Where information is lacking, please be assured that we are working with official bodies in an attempt to gain clarity and guidance. Please see the below Bulletins.
We are here to support you – please do contact us if you have any specific questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get on board with the ‘COVID or Compliance’ campaign launched by the Association of Safety & Compliance Professionals (ASCP) in association with CORGI Technical Services. Together we campaign for all non-emergency work to be suspended, including the routine annual gas safety check, under Regulation 36 of the Gas Safety Regulations. Find out more here.
Bulletin 20: Thursday 14 May
HSE email of 14 May – latest guidance on working in people’s homes (plus guidance for 7 other workplace settings), managing risk assessment at work etc. Fire webinars by Firex International.
Bulletin 19: Thursday 7 May
Regulator of Social Housing publishes the first Coronavirus Operational Response Survey results, Communities Secretary’s speech.
Bulletin 18: Monday 4 May
Letter of thanks from the Secretary of State for BEIS, update on guidance for households with Coronavirus, access to testing, article by Fiona MacGregor Chief Executive Regulator of Social Housing.
Bulletin 17: Tuesday 28 April
Gas Safe Register’s email of 27 Apr, also features the Scottish Government support for the relaxing of the annual gas checks.
Bulletin 16: Monday 20 April
Includes general information – letter of thanks from the Secretary of State, MHCLG pledges additional funding and HSE email featuring various information.
Bulletin 15: Friday 17 April
Focus on fire safety during the COVID-19 outbreak including a letter of support from the Minister of State for Security and IFSEC Global offer some advice on what landlords may need to consider in relation to fire safety and their tenants due to the impact of the coronavirus.
Bulletin 14: Wednesday 8 April
HSE – Reasonable Steps Guidance. Published scenarios and what would be deemed to be ‘reasonable steps’ when attempting to complete gas servicing and safety checks during the COVID pandemic.
Bulletin 13: Tuesday 7 April
The RSH published an Operational Risk Survey today (7 April 2020) that it will use to survey providers about operational risks during the coronavirus pandemic. Complete the questionnaire today.
Bulletin 12: Monday 6 April 2020
Gas Safe Register advice to vulnerable (shielded) tenants / Shielding the extremely vulnerable advice available in different languages / ASCP COVID or Compliance campaign / A message from Terry Waite, our ASCP 2020 Conference speaker.
Bulletin 11: Tuesday 31 March 2020
BSI offer a selection of free Organisational Standards and webinars.
Bulletin 10: Monday 30 March 2020
Highlights from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Guidance for Landlords & Tenants, including a link to the full document.
Bulletin 9: Monday 30 March 2020
5 key points from Gas Safe Register 27 March update are highlighted. Regulation 39 of the GSIUR exemption to liability, has been highlighted.
Bulletin 8: Friday 27 March 2020
Statement from the Regulator of Social Housing re how they will flex their approach to regulation in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Bulletin 7: Thursday 26 March 2020
CEO Claire Heyes in talks with HSE regarding an extension of the current 12 month deadline for the Landlords Gas Safety Checks under regulation 36
Bulletin 6: Wednesday 25 March 2020
An update from the Gas Safe Register covering a number of topics for both social landlords and gas engineers
Bulletin 5: Tuesday 24 March 2020
In this bulletin we detail how ASCP and CORGI Technical services are in talks with the Government / Gas Safe Register update for landlords and gas engineers / ACS Assessment centres information / Government advice for social distancing in different languages.
Bulletin 4: Monday 23 March 2020
Government support for public supply chain
During these unprecedented times, the government has now gone further to support the public supply chain to ensure continuity of service during and after this outbreak.
Bulletin 3: Friday 20 March 2020
Regulator and HSE updates
This update gives further information from the English, Scottish and Welsh regulators and the HSE.
Bulletin 2: Wednesday 18 March 2020
Follow the link to check your legal obligations in relation to the Coronavirus when conducting your annual gas safety and other compliance checks.
Bulletin 1: Monday 16 March 2020
The Regulator of Social Housing issued guidance on Coronavirus in relation to LGSR checks.
Additional Useful links
Housing Regulator: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rsh-statement-on-coronavirus
Housing Regulator: https://www.housingregulator.gov.scot/about-us/news
Public Health Agency: https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/
Department for Communities: https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/
List of local councils contact details: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/local-councils-in-northern-ireland