How to become registered
OFTEC registration requires that both the business and its technicians are registered. The benefit of this is that it allows technicians to change employer whilst retaining their individual competent person registration. You may apply for registration of a business at the same time as applying to become an OFTEC registered technician.
Before making your application, you must meet the following scheme requirements:
- You must have qualifications that show you have the appropriate skills and competence for the OFTEC registration you require. Our training department can advise you on what qualifications are needed and help with your training and assessment needs
- The business must have at least one registered technician working for it
- The business must be covered by suitable public liability insurance up to a minimum of £2million/€2.8million. Cost-effective insurance is available through OFTEC Insurance Services
- Businesses with five or more employees must operate an appropriate health and safety policy. The England and Wales Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides an example, or you can write your own health and safety policy by visiting the HSE website
- The business must operate a suitable complaints procedure to acknowledge and handle complaints raised against it. Guidance for complaints procedures can be viewed here
- The business must keep a record of all complaints received which must be available for inspection upon request by OFTEC. See an example of a record of complaints
- The business must keep a record of test equipment that requires periodic calibration, including certificates and the due date for calibration. See an example of recording test instruments
- The businesses must comply with the OFTEC rules for registration. Download a copy of OFTEC’s rules for registration.