IRP Elections 2024

Get involved in the 2024 Installer Representatives Elections!

Understanding the role of the IRP

The main purpose of the Installer Representative Panel (IRP) is to help facilitate communications between the three groups that make up the IRP.  Registered Gas Installers (RGIs), the Gas Safety Supervisory Body (GSSB) and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) and to inform decision-making of the GSSB. As the 2024 elections for the Registered Gas Installer (RGI) Representatives on the IRP draws near, it is essential to emphasise the importance of industry representation and the significant role each Registered Gas Installer plays in shaping the future of their industry.

This election cycle is particularly significant as it marks the first electoral process following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the term of the current RGI representatives was extended for 18 months.

Why representation matters?

The RGIs’ elected representatives on the Panel play an important role in facilitating communication between RGIs, the Gas Safety Supervisory Body (GSSB), and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU). By fostering dialogue and informing decision-making processes, RGIs’ elected representatives on the IRP serve as key stakeholders.

The Registered Gas Installer involvement 

As the electoral process unfolds, the RGIs active engagement is fundamental. Whether by nominating themselves as a candidate or supporting other nominees, the participation ensures that the elected representatives comprise individuals who are committed to help facilitate communications between RGIs, the GSSB and the CRU and to inform decision-making of the GSSB. The call for nominations will take place on March 22nd, 2024 and we will contact you again on that date to explain the process in more detail and outline the next steps. 

Digital election

The 2024 elections will be conducted online. It is imperative that all RGIs ensure their contact information, particularly email addresses, is up to date on our systems. This will facilitate seamless communication and enable full participation in the electoral process.

Updating your information

Ensuring your information is updated is simple and an important step. Visit our website, go to the installer area, log into your account and click on “Register” on the top bar. Then, click in the option “Safe Energy Ireland Update My Details”.

It is also possible to send an email with your updated contact details to informing us of your current email address so we can update your database record accordingly. Remember to include your RGI registration number in the email. This will help us accurately identify the sender.

Key insights about the Installer Representative Panel:

•             RGI representatives will be elected regionally: Leinster (3 Representatives), Munster (2 Representatives), Connaught/Ulster (1 Representative). 

•             A panel of reserves will be retained. Those that received the next highest number of votes. In case an RGI representative resigns during their term, a reserve can be appointed.

•             The CRU will act as Chair and Secretariat of the IRP’s meetings.

•             Regular meetings are scheduled, with agendas agreed upon in advance. Meetings will be held at the CRU, the GSSB offices, virtually, or elsewhere as required.

•             RGI representatives serve a three-year term, with the possibility of extension in exceptional circumstances.

The RGIs participation in the IRP elections is pivotal in ensuring that the diverse voices of Registered Gas Installers are represented effectively.

Stay informed, stay engaged and let your voice be heard!