The Wrekin Housing Trust has achieved the industry’s leading gas safety quality standard, the CORGI Accreditation, a process which gives universal recognition for their gas safety management systems.
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. The Wrekin Housing Trust was assessed by technical experts from CORGI and the accreditation is valid for three years.
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 around 50 years’ experience in developing gas safety systems and works with organisations where gas safety is vital.
Claire Heyes, CEO of CORGI Technical Services commented: “There is an increasing need for social housing providers to demonstrate that they have a commitment to gas safety both for their tenants, customers and staff. CORGI Accreditation is a valuable independent endorsement for an organisation, so they can demonstrate that they have robust up to date gas safety systems in place. The Accreditation process will also help an organisation identify where there might be risks and help them to address these.”