Energy assessors speed through training to win a hybrid car

National Energy Services is launching another Toyota Prius prize draw to encourage assessors to qualify before August 1.

The draw follows the success of its first prize draw, which it says saw more than 550 would-be inspectors pushing to qualify before June 1, the government’s original implementation date for Home Information Packs.

Brian Scannell, managing director of NES, says: “We believe that by running a second competition we can continue to incentivise trainees to qualify in time for the introduction of Home Information Packs this summer.

“Our message to energy assessors is that they need to put their foot down – August 1 is just round the corner!

“The sooner we can get more people qualified, the sooner the market will open up and HIPs will be required for all homes. “

The prize draw is open to all trainee home inspectors and energy assessors who pass their external exam before the August deadline.

All names will be entered into a draw to win either a brand new Toyota Prius, the energy saving hybrid car, or to take the cash alternative.

The first competition was won by Iwan Morris, a home inspector based in Cardiff who spent 18 months working with SAVA to get qualified from scratch.

He says: “I couldn’t believe my luck when I heard that I had won the competition – a big thank you to SAVA for both training me and putting my name in the hat.

“I am looking forward to the full commencement and implementation of HIPs in August and to be able to put my hard work into practice.”