Seperate Gas Safe Contract Ni and GB

Paul steward made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland,

Can the HSENI please explain why back in 2010 until 2019 that Gas Safe operated a separate/different contract for Northern Ireland as what was imposed in GB ?

What were the reasoning for differences in contracts ?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Steward

DfE HSENI FOI, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

 

Dear Paul,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Reference: FOI/56/2019

 

 

I refer to your email entitled ‘Separate Gas Safe Contract Ni and GB’,
dated 16 May 2019 to HSENI.

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request. HSENI is currently working on this
and will be in touch with you once our response is complete.

 

If you have any queries regarding this email or your request please
contact HSENI by email to [1][HSENI request email] and remember to quote our
reference, FOI/56/2019, on any future correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Laura Donnelly

HSENI

Information Management Unit

 

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DfE HSENI FOI, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

 

Dear Mr Steward,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

I refer to your email dated 16 May 2019 to Health and Safety Executive for
Northern Ireland (HSENI). Your request is being dealt with under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You asked HSENI two questions regarding the Gas Safe contracts for NI and
GB:-

 1. Can the HSENI please explain why back in 2010 until 2019 that Gas Safe
operated a separate/different contract for Northern Ireland as what
was imposed in GB ?

 

 2. What were the reasoning for differences in contracts ?

 

Following a search of our paper and electronic contracts I can confirm we
do not hold the information requested.

 

However, HSENI has responded to a previous information request , which is
a similar request submitted by yourself under FOI/83/2018 - copied below
for reference;-

 

Question: “Who and why did HSENI request a different contract for NI? This
clearly demonstrates a lesser service in Northern Ireland for Northern
Ireland for engineers and the public”.

 

Answer : “ HSENI were not part of the original HSE GB contract, hence the
requirement for a separate NI contract. This contract has been in
existence since 2010 and provides a similar service to that of the HSE GB
contract. Gas Safe Register is not a membership body for engineers, nor a
trade association. Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body
for the United Kingdom. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe
Register, and the Register's role is to act as a licensing body, ensuring
that those applying for, and holding, registration are appropriately
qualified as gas safety competent”.

 

 

I hope you find this information useful, but if you are dissatisfied with
the way in which HSENI has handled your request, please go to
[1]http://www.hseni.gov.uk/about-hseni/cont... which explains the
actions that are available to you.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Zara Kelly

Information Management Unit

 

 

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