Installer Guidance

GD ORB accepted approach to initial evaluation of Green Deal installers

PAS 2031 requires both the installation service process evaluation (desk-based assessment) and installation service delivery evaluation (on-site assessment) to take place in order for an accredited Green Deal certificate to be issued to an applicant installer, in line with the requirements of BS EN 45011 standard.

BEIS, GD ORB and the United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) currently implement certain flexibility in terms of how certification bodies evaluate how installers demonstrate that they meet the scheme requirements. Smaller organisations may need less complex management systems, and that certification bodies would be expected to be pragmatic and flexible in their assessment approach. For more details, please see the GD ORB accepted approach to initial evaluation of Green Deal installers document on the right-hand side of this page.

MCS 023 Transitional Arrangements

The GD ORB, the former Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), UKAS and MCS worked together to set up transitional arrangements for those Certification Bodies that were certified against the existing MCS scheme documents. All Certification Bodies registered with MCS under the transitional arrangements for MCS 023 completed their extensions of scope gaining accreditation from UKAS to certify against MCS 023 on 18th October 2013.

Commonly Agreed Positions

A Commonly Agreed Position (CAP) represents an approach agreed by the stakeholders to whom it applies or agreed on their behalf by the relevant GD ORB Stakeholder Forum. CAPs are clarifications as to how affected parties have agreed to interpret and comply with requirements of Green Deal legislation, governance and standards. For the avoidance of doubt, in any circumstance where a CAP may contradict relevant legislation and/or governance of standards documents, those original documents shall take precedence over the CAP.

The following CAPs have been published in relation to the installer Green Deal authorisation and are available for download from the right-hand side of this page:

  • GD CAP01 Accepted Approach to Installer Surveillance Evaluation
  • GD CAP03 Inspection and Surveillance of External, Hybrid and Internal Wall Insulation