Accreditation - Making the right choice

Wessex believes it is important to be accredited by the credible awarding bodies. Our Customers require an assurance that we have been assessed and meet the required standard. Our accreditations by the MCS, RECC, ECA, B&ES and IIP means we undergo regular third party audits to ensure management, technical and safety standards are being maintained.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is designed to independently certify microgeneration products and services in accordance with consistent standards. The MCS places a requirement on products and installers to be certified in order to carry the MCS ‘mark', and installers to sign up to a Code of Practice in line with the Office of Fair Trading's Consumer Code of Approval Scheme.

The Scheme is led by a stakeholder Panel, comprised of representatives from the industry including certification bodies, government departments, trade associations and other interested parties.
The development of new standards for the Scheme is undertaken by Technical Working Groups, to ensure that the Scheme stays up to date with technology and skill set developments.

The MCS underpins the DECC's grant scheme, the Low Carbon Buildings Programme, and grants will be available to applicants using both products and installers certified under MCS or equivalent schemes. Other initiatives, such as the proposed stamp duty land tax relief for new zero carbon homes, are also likely to use MCS in the future.