Steve Hackleton is a Technical Advisor for Stroma. With experience working as an electrician, Steve understands many of the technical problems which arise when carrying out installations and how to resolve them. As part of Installer Week, Steve has contributed his guidance and advice on how to complete a successful installation assessment, and how he can support you throughout your entire certification process.
Julian Hodgson is one of Stromaâ€™s Technical Advisors, with years of experience working as a heating and plumbing engineer. Julian has installed all manners of heating appliances and renewable technologies and has tutored others in similar trades. Alongside Stromaâ€™s Installer Week promotion, Julian has contributed his best practice advice to this blog, offering hints and tips on what to expect and how to successfully pass installation assessments in order to join Stromaâ€™s certification schemes.
Any tradesperson wishing to join Stroma Certificationâ€™s installer certification schemes must be subject to regular and thorough auditing of their assessment activities. We have these procedures in place to ensure our members adhere to appropriate standards and scheme operating rules and carry out work compliantly.
Since going on my own 12 months ago I continued to use Local Authority Building Control (LABC) to sign off my Part P electrical work. However, at Â£148 per inspection, it was starting to become uneconomical when quoting work at competitive prices.
So, I searched the web and made a few phone calls, looking for cheaper alternatives. The option which appealed to me the most was Stroma Certificationâ€™s Competent Person Scheme (CPS).
If you’ve been following our activities closely, youâ€™ll already know about our recent software launches and updates. One of our biggest releases was our electrical certificate generation software â€“ E-Cert.
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