CORGI launches new gas safety qualification for tenants
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing
CORGI has launched a new qualification for tenants to raise their awareness of gas safety issues.
The 'CORGI Level 1 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness for Tenants' will give tenants "a greater understanding of the responsibilities of their landlord in complying with legislation as well as raise the levels of safety in their communities".
Launched by CORGI Technical Services, the award is particularly suitable for tenants who sit on resident panels, are tenant champions or who work closely with neighbourhood teams. It can also be used to educate tenants who consistently refuse to allow access for annual service visits.
The course covers basic safety aspects of gas installations, carbon monoxide awareness and landlord and tenant responsibilities, as well as some key points in gas industry legislation. It runs for half a day with CORGI tutors and is assessed by a written examination consisting of multiple choice responses. Courses can be set up and run on demand at a housing association’s premises.
Claire Heyes, joint CEO of CORGI Technical Services, said: "We have now developed a full family of gas safety qualifications for all levels in social housing, from the experienced gas managers to frontline staff and tenants."