CORONAVIRUS CCTS TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTICE

Regarding Health, Safety and Social Distancing for the protection from COVID 19. In line with the Government announcements and advice we have made the decision to close our Training & Assessment facilities with immediate effect.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND ADVICE

We feel this is in the best interest and well being of both our staff and customers to close based on Government advice.

We will be contacting all of our customers who are scheduled to visit our centres directly.

For all of our customers scheduled to attend our centre, their booking will be rescheduled free of charge.

Our phone lines will be closed and unmanned, we therefore ask that you contact us by email only as follows: -

To email us directly please use info@cctrainingservices.com

To use our web form please go to https://www.cctrainingservices.com/get-in-touch

A skeleton staff will be operating to honour & process existing portfolios/Certificates that have been paid for in full. If you have not paid, please email accounts@cctrainingservices.com if you wish to be contacted to pay by Card (Please include your telephone contact details and we will call you to take your payment). If you wish to pay via FPS or Bacs please email us to advise that you have done so.

We ask for your patience in this time whilst we get all the courses rescheduled and contact you.

This is an extraordinary time and we wish all our customers well and look forward to resuming normal service as soon as we are able.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for engineers on maintaining ACS qualifications

HSE/Gas Safe has stated:-               

 "If engineers take all reasonable steps to update their expired ACS certification as soon as possible, and continue to work safely, HSE will permit registered gas engineers to remain on the Register for an additional period during the peak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures."

Engineers may be required to demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to renew their qualifications. If your ACS qualifications are expiring we will accept a provisional booking in line with our terms and conditions. This provisional booking will provide you with the evidence you need to assure Gas Safe Register that you have taken reasonable action to renew and they have assured us that they will maintain your Gas Safe Registration

 This is a temporary measure and does not remove the standing requirement for registered gas engineers to maintain their ACS certification and renew certification every 5 years.

For more information we have included a link to Gas Safe

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for engineers on maintaining OFTEC qualifications

OFTEC have provided guidance for registered engineers undertaking oil work during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions - https://www.oftec.org/technicians/covid-19-contingency-planning

Advice for Staff

Employees should not attend Work unless you have been contacted and advised to. It is our intention to furlough each employee instead of laying you off. Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we will be able to access support to continue paying our employees’ salary instead of you being laid off during this crisis. You will be contacted directly to consult you in relation to this. We are assured that our businesses will receive government grants worth up to 80% of wages to keep workers in jobs. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will pay up to £2,500 per worker each month, helping those who are self-isolating or caring for loved ones. This scheme will be open from Monday 23 March. It is our intention, due to the Governments commitment to pay all employees 100% of your basic Salary.

 

Guidance for Employers