Monitoring of Certification

14 December 2020

Following recent discussions with the Scottish Government's Building Standards Division, and given the on-going pandemic, it has been agreed that we will continue with the current programme of remote monitoring which replaces our usual face-to-face audits into at least early 2021.

CPD for 2020

14 December 2020

Approved Certifiers will be aware of SER's CPD requirements for 60 hours over a three-year period, and Approved Bodies will be aware of their requirement to support this.

Re-appointment as a Scheme Provider

14 December 2020

We are very pleased to tell you that SER was recently granted Ministerial approval by the Scottish Government to continue in its role as the Scheme Provider for the Certification of Design (Building Structures) scheme for a further six years.

Certification of the design of Rigid Inclusion Ground Improvement Systems

14 December 2020

SER is aware of the increased use of Rigid Inclusion Ground Improvement Systems as an alternative to conventional piling methods. As it is acceptable in most situations for piling and other ground improvement techniques to be included on Schedule 1, it is considered appropriate that it should be acceptable to also include Rigid Inclusion Ground Improvement Systems under the Schedule 1 piling category.