ACS reassessment dates expiring and Covid-19

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    Antony James
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    Has anyone heard if Gas Safe Register will be considering special dispensations for gas engineers who are booked in for reassessment but the college or training centre cancel due to Covid-19?

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    Kim Morris
    Moderator

    Antony, I have emailed Gas Safe to see if there are any contingency plans or any advice we can give you. I guess the longer it goes on the more problematic it could become. I’ll let you know their response. Kim

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    Kim Morris
    Moderator

    An update for you, Gas Safe are discussing this with the HSE and a statement will be made shortly.

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    Antony James
    Participant

    Cheers Kim 👍

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    Kim Morris
    Moderator

    Further update issued by the HSE:

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for engineers and assessment centres on maintaining ACS qualifications

    We have had reports that some ACS assessment centres have closed due to COVID-19, resulting in engineers being unable to take their ACS reassessment. Engineers are expected to take all reasonable measures to maintain their ACS qualifications, including planning ahead where possible.

    Maintaining gas safety competence is essential for registered gas engineers. If assessment centres have enough staff and customers to keep functioning, they should do so and follow Gov.uk advice on good hygiene and encouraging engineers not to attend if they should be self-isolating.

    If engineers take all reasonable steps to update their expired ACS certification as soon as possible, and continue to work safely, HSE will permit registered gas engineers to remain on the Register for an additional period during the peak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures.

    Engineers may be required to demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to renew their qualifications.

    Engineers MUST maintain their Gas Safe registration during any extension of their ACS qualification period if they are carrying out gas work.

    This is a temporary measure and does not remove the standing requirement for registered gas engineers to maintain their ACS certification and renew certification every 5 years.

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