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Become A Green Deal Installer With OFTEC
14th October 2012
OFTEC is encouraging its registered technicians to become Green Deal installers. The Green Deal is a government initiative designed to provide a new way to pay for energy efficiency improvements in Britain's homes, community spaces and businesses.
Instead of an up-front payment, the cost of any work is paid for through a finance plan with an instalment charge added to the customer's energy bill. Condensing oil boilers are eligible as a Green Deal 'measure' and, with significant government funding support, there is an opportunity for OFTEC registered businesses to carry out installation work.
OFTEC is an accredited Green Deal certification body for the installation of condensing oil boilers, heating controls and heating system insulation. To add Green Deal to its scope of registration a business must employ a technician registered for OFT 105E (Installation of combustion appliances and systems) and either OFT 101 (Single Stage Pressure Jet Servicing and Commissioning) or OFT 201 (Multi Stage Pressure Jet Servicing and Commissioning). If a business does not employ a technician with these scopes of registration, it will need to demonstrate during an evaluation how you control the sub-contracting out of this work.
To register, technicians should complete an R567 Green Deal Application Form and submit it, together with the applicable fee, to OFTEC Registration Services. An OFTEC Inspector will then be assigned to carry out an audit of the business, which is a requirement of Green Deal registration. Once verified and accepted technicians will be issued a Green Deal Registration Certificate and ID Badges and also be put on the Green Deal National Register as an accredited installer for the energy efficient measures applied for.
An application form and more information can be downloaded from the OFTEC website.