Energy assessor numbers up 50% in two weeks

The number of qualified energy assessors has grown by 50% in the past two weeks to nearly 800, The Partnership has revealed.

A further 1,200 candidates have applied for accreditation.

Peter Ambrose, director of The Partnership, says: “Over the past two weeks, we have been inundated with requests for information by qualified energy inspectors ready and keen to work with us.

“We have over 550 assessors either in training or qualified, registered directly with us, and the numbers show no signs of slowing.

“We have always believed that the government’s targets for the required numbers of inspectors would be easily achieved by August, and these latest figures confirm our expectations.

“With the government’s stated requirement for 2,000 qualified inspectors by August 1, the growth in the figures demonstrate that these numbers will be comfortably reached.

“Just maintaining the same growth rates will result in over 2,500 accredited before the required date.

“We also welcome the initiatives being shown by the more innovative companies in the market with independent websites such as illustrating the rapidly growing numbers of accredited energy assessors.”