Regulation of Non-Domestic Gas Works - Commencement date

Following engagement with, and feedback from, stakeholders across the sector, the CRU has decided to postpone implementation of the new regulations. This is to allow more time to ensure introduction of this important change is as smooth as possible.

The regulation of non-domestic works will now start from January 2021. From then, non-domestic gas works (natural gas and LPG) can only be carried out by a Non-Domestic Registered Gas Installer.

Please note, the new start date will not affect the Non-Domestic provisional register, which will remain voluntary until January 2021, when it will become mandatory.

The Non-Domestic Gas Safety training course will also be unaffected: installers should continue with completing the award. From January 2021, it will be a requirement for all non-domestic installers to have completed the Core Safety and Pipework module to register and legally carry out Non-Domestic gas works. The CRU and RGII strongly recommends you do not wait to complete the course until close to the commencement of the scheme as this may result in you not meeting the entry requirements in January 2021.

Installers who have signed up to the provisional register and have been asked to submit a portfolio of work to the Recognition of Prior Learning Board (RPL Board) should continue with their applications. The decision to postpone the regulation start date will not change the RPL Board’s decision-making process.

Individuals who have already completed training will not be disadvantaged by the new regulation commencement date. The requirement to complete the proposed Non-Domestic Gas Assessment will not apply until five years after the new start e.g. 2026.

RGIII will be back in touch shortly to update you on progress. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing your query to info@rgii.ie.

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