CORGI loses its gas installer registration status

Philip Molden Jun 18 2008

The Capita Group plc (Capita) has been selected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as the preferred partner to operate a new gas installer registration scheme in Great Britain. The contract is expected to be valued at approximately £14 million per annum for a term of at least five years. Detailed contract negotiations are now underway.

The new gas installer registration scheme, which will replace the current CORGI registration scheme , will deliver a renewed focus on gas safety. Its sole purpose will be to carry out gas installer registration, inspection and raise awareness of gas safety issues amongst gas consumers.

Around 250 CORGI employees are expected to TUPE transfer to the new scheme. Operation of the scheme is due to start on 1 April 2009.