Published Date: 12 Jul 2022

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    Safety

The SSB Designation 2023 Project

The CRU has legislative responsibility for the regulation of electrical contractors and gas installers, with respect to Safety, in Ireland. The CRU fulfils this obligation through; the Safe Electric registration scheme for electrical contractors and the Registered Gas Installer registration scheme for gas installers (jointly, ‘the schemes’). Legislation provides for the CRU to appoint a person(s) to be a designated body, for the purpose of carrying out the day-to-day regulation of electrical contractors and gas installers, i.e. the Electrical and/or Gas Safety Supervisory Body (jointly, ‘the SSBs’).

Currently, the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (RECI) and the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII) operate the schemes on a day-to-day basis, as the SSBs, on behalf of the CRU. The current designation period, which commenced in 2016, is expiring at the end of 2022. In preparation for the upcoming designation, commencing in 2023, the CRU initiated the SSB Designation 2023 Project (‘the Project’) to facilitate, through a competitive procurement process, the appointment of the SSB(s) who will operate the schemes on behalf of the CRU from 2023.

The CRU expects to communicate the outcome of this competitive procurement process, which is currently undergoing, to stakeholders in early August 2022.

As part of the Project, the CRU is also reviewing the existing arrangements in order to identify and make improvements, where possible. This is being carried out in two review stages:

• Review Stage 1 – this has, via stakeholder communication and engagement performed in 2021-2022, focused on a review and improvement of the economic model and its associated performance management framework, which has in turn resulted in contract updates; and

• Review Stage 2 – this will focus on reviewing the operational and regulatory aspects of the schemes, as set out in the Criteria Documents, via a public consultation process that will be carried out in 2023.

As part of Review Stage 1, the CRU has published on 12 July 2022 an Information Paper that sets out the CRU’s decision on the economic model and the performance management framework under which the SSB appointed to operate the schemes from 2023 will operate. The Paper also sets out the CRU’s decision to appoint a single SSB to operate both schemes.

If you wish to be kept up to date as the Project progresses, please email the Project team at SSBDes23@cru.ie.

The Project Timeline will be updated with additional detail as the Project progresses.

 

Contact Name:
SSB Des 2023 Team
Contact Email:
SSBDes23@cru.ie

2022

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CRU202268 Information Paper on Economic Model and Performance Management Framework for SSB Designation 2023