Cost: £780 + VAT (reassessment price – includes training manual and certification fee)
Duration: 4 days
Location: St Neots, Cambridgeshire
The EOGB National Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) course is aimed at experienced gas engineers and covers CCN1, CENWAT, CKR1, HTR1 and CPA1 initial assessment or reassessment. Each class is small, with no more than six attendees and includes 2 days of refresher training.
CCN1 – main gas safety core that all engineers must hold
CENWAT – central heating boilers and water heaters
CKR1 – gas cookers
HTR1 – gas fires
DAH1- ducted warm air (an additional £95 + VAT)
CPA1 – flue combustion analysers
Anyone wanting to work within the gas industry must be deemed competent under the ACS scheme and be registered with gas safe, either personally or under a company registration.
To be classed as competent, anyone wishing to become registered must have experience in the gas industry and be a practising heating engineer that can prove their qualifications and experience and has built up a portfolio of evidence covering a wide range of gas practices, that has been undertaken alongside a registered engineer. Once accepted for assessment the engineer will undergo a theory and practical examination process to satisfy the ACS criteria for competence.
Upon successful completion of the ACS assessment, the engineer can join the Gas Safe Register and, once accepted, will be allowed to work on gas installations and appliances. Once registered it is a requirement to be reassessed every five years to ensure that all engineers are still working and are up-to-date with industry standards as required by the health and safety directive.