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A new website has been launched to make it easier for technicians to sign up and enjoy the benefits of OFTEC’s leading competent person registration scheme which now includes Part P, solid fuel and renewables, with biomass to follow soon. offers all the information covering OFTEC’s expanded range of registration services, plus an online form to make joining as simple as possible.

OFTEC Registrations Director Adrian Lightwood comments: “Technicians and installers are busy people and we want to ensure as little of their time as possible is spent on administration tasks.

“We are seeing growing demand from our existing registered technicians to expand their businesses to cover other technologies, such as solid fuel and renewables, and they are likely to find it much cheaper to do so through OFTEC. Equally, those thinking of joining OFTEC for the first time will find our prices competitive and our commitment to service unrivalled.

“By providing all the necessary information in one place through an easy to navigate website, should make the registration process simpler and quicker for everyone.”

Amongst the many benefits of OFTEC registration, technicians can self-certify installations in accordance with building regulations in England, Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, avoiding the time and expense of going through local authority building control.

OFTEC has also announced a new range of logos to enable businesses to emphasise the heating technologies covered by their registration. The new rectangular design logos feature the familiar OFTEC triangle with text that specifies the technology covered.

Adrian Lightwood continues: “Feedback from technicians showed that because the existing OFTEC logo is so strongly associated with oil, consumers might not realise that their registration can also cover other heating technologies. This is an important consideration for solid fuel and renewable heating businesses and we hope that the new designs will address the issue.

“The new logos will not replace the existing design and OFTEC won’t be asking existing registered technicians to switch. That said, the new designs really stand out and we think many businesses will want to use them.”

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