BEIS PAS 2030:2017 - PAS 2030:2019 Certification Temporary Flexibility Arrangement

Based on recent engagement with PAS 2030 certified installers delivering within the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) initiative and other relevant stakeholders within the energy efficiency retrofit arena; considerable policy deliberation has taken place, primarily between BEIS, UKAS, Ofgem and TrustMark. The deliberations have resulted in some key principles to determine a route forward that considers elements of the feedback received.

The implications of the COVID-19 lockdown period, in part, have been reported as having an impact on some ECO supply chain delivery organisations to fully prepare or fully implement some compliance requirements of PAS 2035:2019. In the main these concerns become a point of focus when PAS 2030:2017 certified installers become certified to PAS 2030:2019 and consequently the requirements of PAS 2035:2019 are required.

BEIS PAS 2030:2017 - PAS 2030:2019 Certification Temporary Flexibility Arrangement

The temporary flexibility arrangement

BEIS has developed this temporary flexibility arrangement designed for implementation immediately to support an extended time period for the ‘early adopters’ of PAS 2035:2019.

Ofgem, UKAS and TrustMark will permit the following for a temporary period:

  • PAS 2030 certified installers that have transitioned from PAS 2030:2017 certification to PAS 2030:2019 certification prior to the commencement date of the temporary flexibility arrangement can have their ‘superseded’ PAS 2030:2017 certification recognised alongside their PAS 2030:2019 certification; thus permitted to work in compliance with either standard of their certification and scope from the commencement date of 17/07/2020 until 01/11/2020.
  • AS 2030 certified installers that transition from PAS 2030:2017 certification to PAS 2030:2019 certification after the commencement date of the temporary flexibility arrangement can have their ‘superseded’ PAS 2030:2017 certification recognised alongside their PAS 2030:2019 certification; thus permitted to work in compliance with either standard of their certification and scope from their PAS 2030;2019 certification date until 01/11/2020.
  • PAS 2030 certified installers that either transitioned from PAS 2030:2017 certification to PAS 2030:2019 certification prior to or after the commencement date of the temporary flexibility arrangement are required to work in compliance with and in scope of their PAS 2030:2019 certification and in compliance with PAS 2035:2019 on and after 01/11/2020.

Note: Where an installer has no relationship with the Certification Body that issued the PAS 2030:2017 certification (e.g. moved to Certification Body to obtain PAS 2030:2019 certification) recognition of PAS 2030:2017 certification may not be possible; this will be dependent on the services offered by the PAS 2030:2017 Certification Body.

This temporary flexibility arrangement does not extend the overall PAS 2030:2019/PAS 2035:2019 transition time scale beyond the published date of 30th June 2021.

There is no implication that PAS 2030:2019 certification can be used without compliance with PAS 2035:2019.

The temporary flexibility arrangement does not apply where an installer has not been certified to PAS 2030:2017. All other applicable rules and requirements apply including but not necessarily limited to those defined by BEIS, UKAS, Ofgem and TrustMark.






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