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The Group Competence Scheme (Gcs) Webinar

The Group Competence Scheme (Gcs) Webinar

A Major Opportunity for all Gas Safe Registered Businesses

Keeping staff safe and secure is the number one priority for any business employing gas engineers. Ensuring that they are up to date with the latest safety standards and hold the relevant gas safety competencies is vital.

To do this, most gas companies use the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) which relies on staff being assessed once every five years at an external training centre. This causes downtime within your business and can place extra pressure on engineers, resulting in some leaving the industry sooner than anticipated, taking valuable skills and experience with them.

The Group Competence Scheme (GCS) developed by Energy & Utility Skills in collaboration with industry will save your business money and is more robust than ACS, as it …

  •  Is fully endorsed by the Industry Standards Body and is supported by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Offers a move away from a “once in five year” snapshot assessment
  • Maximises the use of existing management systems and processes
  • Alleviates the stress created by the ACS assessment regime
  • Improves quality performance, productivity and accountability by employees as fed back by employers already using GCS
  • Offers employers a valuable recruitment and retention advantage

The Group Competence Scheme  is the result of a long term investment to place employers in control of the ongoing competence of their staff.

To find out how making the change to GCS can offer significant cost savings and a valuable recruitment and retention advantage, register for our free webinar on Wednesday 24 February. There will be an opportunity to meet with other businesses and hear first-hand their experiences.

For further information please call Lucy Ritchie on 07850203755 or email You can also find out more by downloading our brochure, at

If you miss the webinar, come and visit us at Eco build 2016, Excel London from 8-10 March on the Stroma Certification exhibition stand. Throughout the event Energy & Utility Skills will be presenting on the Group Competence Scheme everyday from 11.30-12.30 in the North Gallery, Room 19.


February 24, 2016
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