5-Year Competency Assessment

In accordance with Section C 4.1.2 of the Criteria Document version 1.4 and section 10.2 of the rules of registration, all RGIs are required to undergo a formal accredited “Domestic Gas Safety Assessments” (DGA) in an Accredited Assessment Centre every 5 years.

The criteria for the “Domestic Gas Safety Assessments” (DGA) can be viewed on the following links:

The assessment will be based on this criteria.

Additional information relating to the completion of the “Domestic Gas Safety Assessment” (DGA) can be found in the procedure “Personal Competency Certificate“.

The assessment criteria was developed by the scheme committee and approved by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB). This committee, under the chairmanship of the CER, consists of representatives of the following industry stakeholders; CER, Safe Energy Ireland, ILPGA, GNI, Calor, Flogas, Solas, ERS, Blue Flame, METAC, Martin Hogan Training and the Installer Representative Panel. Assessment Centers providing the “Domestic Gas Safety Assessments” (DGA) must be certified by an accredited certification body, which in turn must be accredited by a national accreditation body for this assessment in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC 17024.

The Following Assessment Centres have been approved to deliver the “Domestic Gas Safety Assessment” (DGA)

Assessment centres are separate entities to Safe Energy Ireland and offer this assessment to RGIs only, on a commercial basis. Please note that any RGI sitting the assessment is not required to attend any training course, however if they wish to avail of pre-assessment training the associated training centers are in a position to provide this on a commercial basis.

For any clarification on the requirement for re-assessment of competence, please contact Safe Energy Ireland at 091 – 480974