EEIS Safety and training
The EEIS administrator has approved the Energy Efficiency (Cost of Living) Improvement (Eligible Activities) Code of Practice to detail the quality, health and safety requirements of eligible activities.
Electricity retailers have a direct duty of care in respect of the quality of activity delivery and the health and safety of their contracted installers. The scheme administrator also has a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, adequate health and safety arrangements for those conducting household visits. Monitoring and enforcement activities are undertaken to ensure this health and safety. These include but are not limited to:
- EEIS personnel running induction sessions for all new EEIS installers/fieldworkers,
- developing Codes of Practice in consultation with relevant industry experts,
- reviewing and approving Compliance Plans,
- obtaining a copy of licences held by new EEIS installers/fieldworkers and verifying currency of these documents against records on the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 (COLA) register, and
- obtaining a listings of all current installers/fieldworkers and the dates they undertook relevant training (e.g. induction training, product training, asbestos training).