Gas Safety Management in Social Housing
Those working in Social Housing have a great responsibility to ensure the tenants can have safe enjoyment of the properties they are living in. One of the main aspects of maintaining the properties under their control is ensuring that gas appliances and installations are safe and correctly serviced. There is also a need for the Social Housing Landlord to ensure they comply with legislation, in particular the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 and the Health and Safety at Work Act. Experience has shown CORGI that the vast majority of the people responsible for the management of the gas safety within these organisations do not have a gas background upon which they can rely. They are involved with the recruitment and management of contractors, overseeing the annual maintenance programme, advising other sin the organisation on gas safety matters, verifying documentation, managing quality control programmes etc.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; although Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and the external assessment. Centres should make candidates with particular requirements aware of the practical and theory content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to complete all or some of the units. EAL will consider any reasonable suggestions for and from, those with disabilities that would help them to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards required.
This qualification is primarily for those with a social landlord responsibility for social housing. It is intended to ensure that they understand the dangers that can be associated with gas appliances and installations and will be more able to identify risks before incidents occur.
This qualification is assessed an in nternally set and marked assessments/assignments and a portfolio of evidence.
This qualification is centre based and will combine a guided learning event followed by self-study modules and the development of a portfolio