Published On: Thu, Feb 22nd, 2018

Heavers of Bridport completes the Competency Update Qualifications

Heavers of Bridport manufactures and installs double glazed windows, upvc doors and conservatories to customers across Dorset, Devon and Somerset. A family business, founded in 1960 by master builder George Heaver, grandfather of the current MD Ross Heaver, the company prides itself on a reputation for building properties of quality.  The company has always been dedicated to ensuring high quality training for its staff and all installers, even those with previous experience, work with a senior team member for at least a year to get them used to the business’ rigorous working practices.  Heavers is also very proactive in its approach to formal qualifications and has fully embraced the qualification route to compliance over the CPS operators testing and assessment. It is the first Independent Network company to complete the Competency Update Qualifications (CUQ) that make them Minimum Technical Competence (MTC) compliant for a further five years. Having already completed a full NVQ, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) update has to be completed every five years to prove staff are still competent and carrying out their duties to current legislation.

Ross Heaver, Managing Director at Heavers of Bridport explains: “We pride ourselves on our master builder heritage and providing top quality training keeps our workmanship standards consistently high. This is just one of the steps we take to ensure total customer satisfaction and safeguard our excellent reputation.” The CUQ for three members of staff were recently assessed by one of The Vocational College’s experienced Assessors. Daniel Legg, Bryce Riglar and Gavin Gay, who work as Senior Installers, have now been certificated with GQA qualifications in Fenestration Installation and have been presented with their CUQ.

Paul Gray, Business Development Manager at The Vocational College commented: “Upskilling and remaining up-to-date with training is so important.  It’s great to see Heavers and its team making this level of commitment to ensuring that they are maintaining consistently high standards of craftmanship and industry knowledge.  As the first Independent Network member to achieve this, they are setting the standard for others to aspire to.”