Issue 40 – July 2012
- Gas certification in 2013 – your questions answered
- A summary of the results from PGDB's 2012 stakeholder survey
- Impending change to the PGDB/s online public register
In response to enquiries from gasfitters about the upcoming changes to the gasfitting certification regime, Energy Safety and the Department of Building and Housing are pleased to provide further information.
Remember, there may be further adjustments to the new regulations as they are still being drafted.
Final up-to-date information on certification will be posted at www.energysafety.govt.nz as soon as practicable after the regulations are Gazetted (expected to be in September 2012).
In February 2012, the PGDB undertook a survey to measure the level of satisfaction that licensed tradespeople have with a range of services the PGDB provides. Over 400 randomly selected tradespeople were interviewed by the National Research Bureau on behalf of PGDB.
Overall, a relatively high level of satisfaction was recorded about the PGDB's performance in the areas of general service, general communications, and the Info Brief (ranged from 81.5% to 86%). Respondents were reasonably satisfied with the PGDB's consultation (56% to 65%) and licensing and/or registration processes (59%).
The PGDB will soon implement a change to the online public register for plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers.
Summarised from the PGDB's 'Info Brief', June 2012.