CORGI Technical Services has secured a four year contract to carry out Gas Audit Services for the 27,000 gas properties of Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), Scotland’s largest social landlord.
GHA is part of Wheatley Group which provides housing and regeneration services including social housing, homes for mid-market and full market rent, community regeneration and property management.
GHA works with contractors to carry out gas installations across their 27,000 gas properties including new-boiler and full heating installations in both existing and new build houses as well as servicing and repair of existing installations in houses, offices and shops.
The contractor certifies and checks that the work complies with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations. GHA upholds the highest standards and carries out its own independent gas safety auditing and CORGI has been appointed to carry out this role.
The Gas Audit Service includes carrying out a significant number of audits annually, gathering customer satisfaction feedback, implementing a reporting regime and providing national benchmarking information. Initially the contract covers the properties of GHA, but may include other properties managed by other organisations in Wheatley Group, including Cube Housing Association, Lowther Homes and West Lothian Housing Partnership.
To deliver the Gas Audit Service, CORGI Technical Services has recruited Robert Malcolm, who has over 35 years’ experience in the gas industry, many of those with British Gas. Robert has worked part time for CORGI on previous contracts but will now be working full time for the GHA audit contract.
Kenny Brown, Wheatley Group Gas Manager and member of the Association of Gas Safety Managers said: “As one of Scotland’s largest Housing and regeneration organisations, Wheatley Group uses CORGI to provide expert audit analysis on our assets that have Gas as the principal heating source. The name CORGI is historically embedded in the Gas industry and as an audit organisation we receive an exceptionally high quality of service which is testament to their position as experts. The relationship we have with CORGI goes beyond using their Audit abilities and we regularly discuss issues which are at the forefront of good and best practice and apply this to how we manage our gas responsibilities. We have no doubt that this added value is something that only comes through the experience and market leading exposure.”
Kevin Winship Technical Expert for CORGI Technical Services, who will be managing the project, commented: “We carry out independent audits for Housing Associations across the UK with our network of experienced auditors and we are delighted to be working with one of the largest providers of social housing in Scotland on this new contract.”