OFTEC Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With LABC
17th January 2013
LABC (Local Authority Building Control) in England and Wales, and OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) have signed a MoU that will assist both parties in developing solutions to the installation and Building Regulation compliance of existing and innovative oil fired products for both new and refurbishment work.
Refurbishment work, particularly in relation to any future Green Deal improvement works, will place installers in unfamiliar situations where their actions may impact on other regulatory compliance. By creating closer ties both OFTEC and LABC members will benefit by shared practice and specialist knowledge.
Speaking at the signing, LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall said, "LABC are pleased to support this collaboration with OFTEC that will ensure better installation and compliance with building regulations."
Paul Rose, OFTEC Technical Director added, "I am delighted with this agreement. There is a powerful synergy about the expertise LABC and OFTEC offer together and I'm confident that this new collaboration will enhance the service we can offer customers. We look forward to working with LABC to enhance regulatory compliance and safety across the building industry."
LABC is the member organisation representing local authority building control departments in England and Wales. Its membership includes over 3,000 professional surveyors and support technicians and has a 70% market share of building control in these selected sectors. The organisation promotes the design and construction of buildings that are safe, healthy, accessible and environmentally efficient to comply with the Building Regulations. LABC builds awareness of local authority building control amongst the public, developers, designers and contractors. It also works with government, trade organisations, manufacturers, distributors, research establishments, test houses and professional institutions to support innovation in building.
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Article Last Updated 17th January 2013