New government requirements for the Glazing Industry started 6th June 2014.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (“DCLG”) has set out their requirements for
the Conditions of Authorisation for CPS Operators. Condition 17 stipulates that CPS Operators must
ensure that Glaziers now issue ‘financial protection’ on each and every job that you registered with a CPS.
Failure to provide adequate ‘financial protection’ in addition to your own guarantee will result in you no longer
being able to self-certify via a CPS. Condition 17 is explained in more detail below.
The simplest way to ensure compliance is to use HomePro’s award winning Insurance Backed Guarantee
(IBG) Scheme (
Additionally, at least one member of a glazing installation team must have been assessed for their MTC.
Those who have been assessed will need to carry their MTC card with them as it serves to confirm their
competency to homeowners. The MTC scheme has been set out by DCLG.
It will be the role of the MTC qualified person to sign off any completed glazing works going forward.
Anyone who is conducting a survey will also need to be assessed, or supervised on site by a competent surveyor.
A MTC assessment will need to be completed every three years which will keep accredited personnel up to date
with Building Regulation and technological changes within the glazing industry.
Where an installer has achieved an NVQ within the last 5 years, they will be able to obtain an NVQ card
without undertaking an MTC assessment, but they will need to speak to their CPS on an individual basis
to confirm details.
We are here to help our member glazing installation companies, their surveyors and installer teams
demonstrate their experience, knowledge and competencies with our IBG products and by displaying their IBG
compliance on their directory listings.