ACS Issue for Gas Engineers!


These are uncertain time, and many in the construction sector are continuing to do there job. The role of a Gas Engineer is always in demand, Gas engineers are classed by the government as key workers during this time, meaning that they are eligible to continue to carry out emergency work during this pandemic as it stands right now. However, due to the pause in Gas courses and centres like ours, there is no opportunity for those who haven't renewed their ACS to gain the reassessment, obviously, those in the industry know that you need to renew every 5-years. However, there has been a statement from the HSE or Health and Safety Executive on this matter...


Statement from HSE:


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


We have had reports that some ACS assessment centres have closed due to COVID-19, resulting in engineers being unable to take their ACS reassessment. Engineers are expected to take all reasonable measures to maintain their ACS qualifications, including planning ahead where possible.


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.


Engineers MUST maintain their Gas Safe registration during any extension of their ACS qualification period if they are carrying out gas work.


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 us, we cannot wait to get back to providing the high quality of training that we strive for. At this moment in time, we are following the government advice as is everybody and we will notify our students and the public of our return. We are eager to continue to provide people with ACS Reassessments and all the other Gas courses that we have been teaching for many years! At Able Skills, our aim is to provide existing Gas Engineers with an Assessment or Re-Assessment process which is straight forward and to the point and we look forward to getting right back to it!


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Thinking about getting in contact with us when business is back to usual? Well, know that our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 is the perfect starting point for anybody who is serious about becoming a professional in this trade. We have put all of the elements needed into one complete package. Instead of taking multiple courses and feeling that the process is complex at another training centre, why not take our complete course and follow our well crafted linear path to success as a trainee Gas Engineer!



Need more information?


Looking for more information? If you would like to learn more about any of our Bpec Gas courses and any other training you can give us a call on 0808 100 3245. Obviously, at this moment in time and with our suspension of training following March 23rd due to the current world-wide pandemic we hope to see you enrol onto our Gas courses such as ACS assessments and other training once we are back in action, we will put out more information as the weeks go by, thanks for your cooperation.


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