Quality Assurance requirements for Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) specify that a random sample of the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) they produce have to be audited by their scheme provider on an annual basis.
To help overcome some of the Quality Assurance issues which may lead to the audit being failed, leading energy performance specialist Elmhurst Energy has announced its ‘Overcoming Quality Assurance Issues’ training course.
This course, which is eligible for Continuing Personal Development (CPD) has been specially designed for DEAs to provide further knowledge of Quality Assurance requirements and assist in refreshing their knowledge of RdSAP data collection and the conventions connected to this.
The course covers:
• Why Quality Assurance audits are required and what is expected
• Common Quality Assurance issues, including: property type, habitable room count
• Dimensions including a measurement exercise
• Flats and maisonettes
• Room in the roof and conservatories
• Wall construction and insulation
• Use of the ‘unknown’ option
• Roof construction (including room in the roof) and insulation
• Main heating, secondary heating and water heating
• Exercise of heating codes
• Door count, glazing, PV and terrain type
“Supporting DEAs in their business and knowledge base is an important part of what we do at Elmhurst Energy,” explains Stephen O’Hara (pictured), Managing Director. “This course will greatly aid DEAs, providing them with a deeper understanding of the Quality Assurance process and help them to maintain the quality required for EPCs.”
The training course takes place at Elmhurst Energy’s HQ in Lutterworth, Leicestershire on 17th June 2015. For more details on the training course and to book a place visit www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk.