Certification coordinator changes

08 November 2018

In this week's blog we are going to walk you through the new and significantly improved certification coordinator system.

How to certify staged projects - revised version

14 September 2018

When we launched the new website in October 2016, several significant changes were made to the way in which Approved Certifiers generate certificates for staged projects. Additionally, the changes that were made to the Schedule 1/Form Q process means that a larger proportion of projects will be staged going forward.

Advice for those applying to become an SER Approved Certifier

31 August 2018

This week we have put together some hints and tips for people that are looking to join the SER Scheme as an Approved Certifier of Design (Building Structures). The advice will be of most use to those that have yet to begin the process, so please pass this to any colleagues that are thinking of applying.

Typical reinforcement details

24 August 2018

This week's blog is a little different to the norm. We invited an experienced structural engineer and member of SER's Scottish Registration Board to provide some guidance on Typical Reinforcement Details, with a strong emphasis on what constitutes typical.

Common certification errors (and how to avoid them!)

03 August 2018

For this week's blog we thought: what do people appreciate more than others politely pointing out some of the most common mistakes that they make? Quite a lot, admittedly, but we hope you will find the following useful nonetheless.

Schedules: hints and tips

27 July 2018

This week's blog is all about how to correctly use the Schedules when generating SER certificates. We see this as a crib sheet that can be referred to whenever you are unsure of something Schedule-related, so we will keep it as brief as we possibly can by concentrating on what you can and can't do with each Schedule, rather than waffling on (too much) about the reasoning behind them.

Improvements to SER tutorials

29 June 2018

This is just a short blog to confirm that have now added all our existing tutorials to the 'Resources' section of the SER website.

SER Audits - tips from our auditors

06 June 2018

We thought it would be useful, therefore, to speak to some of our most experienced auditors and ask them what advice they would give to auditees in order to help the day (or days!) go smoothly and to hopefully lead to a positive outcome.

Changes to use of List of Information

25 May 2018

This short blog will illustrate the minor changes that we are requesting Certifiers make to the way in which they use the List of Information Used for the Purposes of Certification - these changes only affect those that choose to upload a list rather than entering items manually.