Do you have new starters who need to have a basic induction into gas safety issues?
Do your current Staff fully understand gas safety issues?
Increase gas safety levels for you and your Staff by setting up a CORGI Level 1 VRQ Award for Gas Safety Awareness for Staff course at your organisation – designed and delivered by highly experienced CORGI tutors.
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification builds awareness in a non-technical way and so is suitable for internal or external social housing staff. It can be taken by staff members who visit properties or interact with tenants and those who don’t visit but still need to understand organisational and tenant responsibilities regarding gas safety. These could include roles such as Finance, Tenant Liaison Officers or HR departments. It would be particularly useful as an induction tool for new starters to give a basic understanding of gas safety and legislation.
What is the qualification for?
This VRQ Award will enable the learner to understand the requirements of current gas legislation and the landlord’s responsibilities. It will make them aware of signs of poor combustion spillage of products back into properties, enable them to recognise the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and give them the confidence to act swiftly and correctly if they do come across such issues.
This qualification is also designed for those employees who wish to increase their individual awareness of gas safety and fully understand the responsibilities of their organisation to comply with current legislation. This will build stronger relationships between the organisation and the tenants which will contribute to continuous improvement within this sector.
What experience and qualifications are needed to take the course?
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to ensure completion of the learning outcomes and any assessment requirements.
The qualification is a half day training programme with an experienced Gas Expert from CORGI leading to a written examination consisting of a multiple choice answers.
This qualification covers a wide range of subjects:
- Gas Industry Legislation
- Carbon Monoxide Awareness including the Combustion Process
- Emergency Control Valves
- Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities
The qualification can lead to
- CORGI Level 2 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness in Social Housing
Download a copy of the CORGI Level 1 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness for Staff Datasheet HERE: NA Corgi Level1 VRQ datasheet Staff
Download a copy of the 2016 AGSM National Academy Prospectus: AGSM Academy prospectus 2016 LR
Download a Booking Form HERE: Enrolment Form
Kate Barker, Training and Health& Safety Co-ordinator, Coastline Housing Ltd: “The feedback from our staff was excellent. Some specifically said the course was very comprehensive and the trainer was very good. No-one in attendance said they could improve the course and nearly everyone rated the course as excellent in terms of the level, the pace and the aims and objectives being achieved.”
Jonathan Warner from Coastline Housing Ltd: “The course was well organised and presented. I feel far more confident in recognising issues relating to gas and will be able to put this into practice regularly.”
The qualification, training and associated study unit have been developed by CORGI and have been accredited by EAL. The training and qualification have been specifically designed to raise the awareness of the delegate and then validate that learning with a formal qualification.
Contact us to arrange a course for your staff:
Call 01256 548040or email firstname.lastname@example.org