European Registration Scheme for Personnel Competence Ltd (ERS) is an independent and impartial certification body, established for the purpose of certificating the competence of persons. ERS is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) against BS EN ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.
The structure of ERS is designed to give confidence to interested parties in the competence, impartiality and integrity of the organisation. Confidence is assured by ensuring that members of staff, committee members and subcontracted organisations involved in the certification process are competent to perform the activities assigned.
Impartiality is assured by ERS being ethical in its approach and independent of applicants and certified persons.
We provide schemes in response to industry demand which are reliable and effective in their operation, commercially viable for our customers and provide employers and consumers with confidence in the competence of certificated persons to undertake work.
ERS does not provide training and ensures, via auditing sub-contract assessment organisations, that any training provided does not compromise the confidentiality and impartiality of assessment and certification.
Our network of approved centres is constantly expanding. They offer a wide range of gas, water, oil, electrical and renewable energy courses and assessments throughout the UK and Ireland.