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Straight talking with Quidos MD Philip Salaman

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 18-Sep-08 12:50:38 PM

Quidos Managing Director, Philip Salaman, no longer needs any introduction to regular listeners of the podcast. Returning for the third time, he once again pulls no punches in telling us how it is.

Philip says he is looking forward to the results of a recent audit of accreditation schemes due to be published shortly. He is confident Quidos will come out clean but warns that some schemes are not doing enough to check the work of their members.

With some energy assessors migrating to schemes that do not view quality checking seriously, he is concerned about the competitive pressures this creates and the potential knock-on effects to industry standards.

Listen: Quidos - Philip Salaman Podcast #26

The accreditor of accreditors

He is calling for an "accreditor of accreditors" to monitor accreditation schemes: an independent body to oversee the work of schemes in a dedicated manner the CLG is not resourced to do.

A booming market

Philip is remarkably upbeat about the new markets opening up in two weeks time. Display Energy Certificates are the current flavour of the week: he says Quidos are "receiving dozens of calls a day on DECs for local authorities and schools particularly", adding: "There's a lot of work out there".

He also says, "the rental market is booming".

Show notes

Home Condition Reports
  • 1 May 2008: 1,776
  • 4 Sep 2008: 1,806
  • Grand total increase: 30
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
  • 16th July: ~860,000
  • 4th Sept: 1,113,626
  • Grand total increase: 253,626
Homes of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Can see the logic of not requiring them but concedes it is a tricky one.

Quidos v HES Ltd - The outcome (18m:42s)

All DEAs caught in the financial crossfire between the two companies are now trained and accredited. Philip recounts the tough months and lessons learnt.

Quidos Hubs (21m:10s)

31 hubs operating nationally. What are they and how are they doing?

Your Questions (28m:30s)

I ask your questions, so you don't get suspended!

Are accreditors really interested in policing the industry or only in it for the money?

A push for lower lodgement fees (36m:56s)

Data collectors!

Lots covered in 40 minutes.

Words of the day

Transient and migration.

Quidos accreditation scheme

CPD guide for Domestic Energy AssessorsHear the definitive CPD guide for your accreditation scheme. As told by your accreditation scheme: CPD Guide for DEAs.

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