Sterling Accreditation will shortly be operating a TrustMark approved Retrofit Assessor Scheme, which will be overseen by the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme.
PAS2035 is the new specification which came into effect on June 30th 2019, and is the overarching document in the retrofit standards framework which specifies the requirement for a holistic approach to the end-to-end delivery of domestic retrofit work.
It gives better clarification regarding the qualifications and responsibilities of individual retrofit roles and respective activities required prior to the commencement of the physical installation, ensuring standards are maintained and providing the consumer with a choice of high-quality, safe and trustworthy options when enhancing the energy efficiency of their homes.
PAS2035, which spun out of the Each Home Counts Review, has been developed as the route that all organisations must follow if they are to operate as a TrustMark approved scheme and carry out domestic retrofit work.
This new framework provides a ‘whole building’ approach to the retrofit process by looking at the home, environment, occupancy and the householders' improvement objectives when determining suitable measures to install, rather than the retrofit work being considered in isolation which could potentially affect the overall building performance.
Sterling Accreditation, working closely with TrustMark, will deliver the new TrustMark Retrofit Assessor scheme in accordance with the new industry recognised standard. Becoming a Retrofit Assessor through Sterling Accreditation will mean that you are fully qualified to work on retrofit projects and use the TrustMark quality mark of approval.
To become a Retrofit Assessor you must be a qualified Level 3 DEA and have attended a Retrofit Assessor Training Course. Sterling Accreditation will be operating an in-house training program, more details to follow on specific dates and venues.
Each approved Retrofit Assessor will need to comply with the Scheme Retrofit Assessor Code of Conduct
Sterling Accreditation will shorlty be releasing dates and venues for Retrofit Assessor training
More details will follow shortly