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    Hi Everyone,

    We have started this thread to give everyone an area to discuss MCS Certification and any issues or questions associated with it.

    Easy MCS are the UK's leading MCS Specialists and we are happy to help and advise if anyone has any queries.

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    I am doing QMS training next week , whats next (I already have my solar thermal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddyplumb View Post
    I am doing QMS training next week , whats next (I already have my solar thermal)
    HI There,

    Not entirely sure what you mean? What QMS Training are you doing?

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    The training is to make sure our QMS system will meet the requirements of MCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddyplumb View Post
    The training is to make sure our QMS system will meet the requirements of MCS
    Where are you doing this training and what does it cover?

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    Unfortunately as a self employed person I cant afford to be MCS accredited also with me secretarial skills I could never run a QMS so I am still exploiting my loophole to its maximum.
    I will also refuse to become MCS accredited until something is done about it as well Because as I see it the QMS is completely irrelevent when I look at some of the installs I am dealing with half the installers cant even get their unvented regulations right let alone read an installation manual
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    if its not dangerous Im not doing it
    im not here to be helpfull! How am I doing?

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    Must agree unguided1 lots of cowboys on the MCS list as far as I can tell, around here anyway.
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    Can anyone tell me if there are any alternative routes to getting an installation registered? I put in an (Ideal!) ASHP with Uponor underfloor heating at the back end of last year on a renovation but I am not registered with MCS. RHI was all a bit up in the air at the time, and the customer was made aware that MCS was a trial for self employed one man bands and that I was only considering getting registered, now he wants the installation registered and to be honest I cant be bothered. Already Gas Safe and Oftec . . . Yawn!

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    Unless things change dramatically I'm not sure whether I'll bother with MCS. Having already invested both time and money with Vaillant and Worcester on their solar courses, I have also attended MCS course with Worcester. On both of these companies websites as being accredited for nearly 5 years, heavilly promoted on both my websites. With the grand total of installations to date.....3 lol. Oh yes I'm also on the REAL assurance listing. Am I going to chuck anymore money and time at this? No. It seems to me that for the costs involved and the returns gained Joe public are not investing in this technology unless of course it is being subsidised by the Government, which mean us the the taxpayer is paying for it via the back door. It's very difficult to convince people to invest in being green and energy efficient when fuel bills are rocketing and were in the middle of a recession.

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    Got my heat pump & solar thermal assessment booked for the 20 july

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    The trouble with the MCS is it is for the 'Big Boys' and pen pushers!! I have admin skills and my hubby has been in the business for 25 + years and we have great reputation. Suddenly we are being asked to create massive manuals to say what paperwork we have etc etc just to install some solar panels??? It's becoming a mad world.

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    Mad indeed when you consider all the effort you have to go to these manuals, maintenance schedules etc etc only for the customer to throw them in the bin once you've finished but you'll have to keep copies for years!!

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