Businesses are being warned not to leave it too late to ensure they are ESOS compliant.
ESOS regulations require all large UK companies to identify and implement energy savings opportunities, and compliance involves undertaking comprehensive assessments of energy use and efficiency opportunities once every 4 years.
Participants of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme have until December 5th to complete the audits and prepare their evidence packs if they are to avoid fines.
Industry experts have warned that the number of ESOS participants now outweighs the number of approved ESOS lead Assessors, so it’s critical to address the issue now. Indeed, over the past few months we have been busy ensuring our clients are compliant with the ESOS regulations. It can be a time-consuming activity whereby the objectives of the assessment and subsequent activity must be aligned to ensure compliance fits with resource capacity and budgets.
Mike Jones, MD at IEC, said: “This is a new regulatory system so it’s wise to ensure there is sufficient time to ensure all the relevant stakeholders are engaged, the activity is properly planned and carried out, and that the required paperwork is completed to a high standard. The penalties for failing to comply are likely to be severe.”
For more information about ESOS and the assessment process, please get in touch on 01244 571830.