Nottingham City Homes has become the first organisation to complete the quality standard of CORGI Accreditation, a process which gives universal recognition for their gas safety management systems.
Paul Ruston, Martin Bates and Steve Cook receive their certificates from Bill Paton, joint CEO of CORGI Technical Services (far right).
The CORGI Quality Gas Safety Management Accreditation was set up by CORGI Technical Services to assess the quality of management systems and processes in place within an organisation for achieving safe gas work. Nottingham City Homes were assessed by technical experts from CORGI and the accreditation is valid for three years. A certificate was presented to Nottingham City Homes at the Gas Safety Management Conference on 23 April 2013.
Paul Ruston of Nottingham City Homes said: “We are delighted to be the first organisation to achieve this quality standard. It was a very worthwhile process to have gone through and I would recommend it to other organisations. Completion of the Accreditation process demonstrates that we have quality management systems in place, that we meet regulatory standards and best practice and that we are committed to gas safety.”
CORGI Accreditation is available to residential housing providers and includes annual surveillance visits. Assessments are made of:
- Gas safety policy
- Procedures for gas emergencies, compliance, access, voids and contractors
- Training and qualifications mechanisms
- Technical support procedures for engineers
- Managing standards of gas work
CORGI Technical Services has many years’ experience in developing gas safety systems and works with organisations where gas safety is vital.
Claire Heyes, Joint CEO of CORGI Technical Services commented: “There is an increasing need for social housing organisations to demonstrate that they have a commitment to gas safety both for their tenants, customers and staff. CORGI Accreditation is a valuable endorsement for an organisation so that they can produce evidence that they have the best gas safety systems in place. Going through the Accreditation process will also help an organisation identify where there might be risks and help them to close these off.”
“I would like to congratulate Nottingham City Homes on being the first to complete CORGI Accreditation,” continued Claire, “and it was a pleasure to present them with a well-deserved certificate at the Gas Safety Management Conference.”