NEW – Certass MTC Continuum
It’s been a challenging year or two delivering the Government MTC requirements for our members’ skilled site operatives. After many conversations with our members we announced some new MTC options which we know will improve this experience and keep you compliant with these requirements.
In our recent press release Certass announced that Certass MTC cards are now free to our members qualified site operatives when issued alongside this new delivery method – the MTC Continuum Card.
The MTC card is a valuable tool to provide consumer confidence in your site operatives skill set. Instilling consumer confidence to your customers allows an increased level of trust, as we all know trust allows for an easier sales process.
All Competent Person Schemes MUST carry out MTC assessments of its certified company’s site operatives, there are no exemptions, no opt-out and no shortcuts. The assessment must be against the appropriate National Occupational Standards or meet the appropriate NVQ requirement. The only optional part is the MTC card. As Certass includes the MTC card for free it makes sense to take advantage of this benefit to provide your customers with evidence of competence.
For sole traders
A lower one-off registration fee followed by a low monthly fee which we’ll simply add on to your direct debit. No more large pay up-front fees!
For companies with several site operatives
You pay a one-off registration fee for the number of qualified site operatives, followed by a low monthly fee per site operative. If one of your site operative’s leaves the company and you hire a replacement, simply continue to pay the monthly fee, return the old site operatives MTC card to us and we will not charge you another registration fee*. To protect your company’s compliance with us, we will carry out a new MTC assessment on your new site operative at one of your installations.
The new Certass MTC continuum card cost is per Site Operative – Pay a one-off registration fee of £100+VAT followed by a small monthly payment of £3.75+VAT.
Since the Government requirement to move the conditions of authorisation for all CP schemes from an offer IBG to the current position where financial protection must be provided, we are aware this has caused some issues for low-users who are paying for minimum IBG volumes or are being charged non-use fees by their IBG providers.
We have been made aware that one of these providers, QANW, will shortly be launching a new ‘low user’ IBG product. This solution may be ideal for company’s needing an IBG provision and want the best protection given to their customers.
Certass helping your cashflow
There is no better ‘Pay As You Go’ Scheme to use than the Certass scheme with its monthly payment scheme, which can now be linked with a low user IBG solution so you can have a complete low cost solution without becoming uncompetitive on individual jobs due to high LABC or registration fees.
We offer a best in class certification service with a low cost scheme that allows for predictable cash flow for certification and low cost per job registration. To register call us on telephone number 01292 292099.
*Conditions may apply – Please call our offices on telephone number 01292 292099 for details.