Accreditations, Memberships & Frameworks
The Automated Meter Reading Service Providers Code of Practice (ASPCoP) is an agreement created to define the operations, standards and methods by which metered gas consumption data is read and supplied to end-consumers and energy suppliers.
Constructionline – Gold Member
Constructionline is a register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Used by the construction industry in the UK, the database is accessed by over 2,000 organisations including central government, local authorities & main contractors.
Gas Safe Register
Gas Safe Register is the only official gas registration body of gas businesses and engineers in the United Kingdom. By law all gas businesses must be on the Gas Safe Register, and a gas engineer can only undertake gas work on behalf of a registered business if they hold a valid and current qualification.
The Gas Industry Registration Scheme is for accredited Utility Infrastructure Providers (UIPs) to carry out works associated with the design and construction of new gas infrastructure, including new gas connections, services alterations and disconnections.
Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR)
SMS is a qualified supplier of gas connections and metering services for the aerospace, defence, and security sectors, accredited through JOSCAR.
LCL Awards – Approved Centre
Our Training Academy in Bolton is approved by the LCL Awards, a UKAS Accredited Certification Body for the ACS gas scheme and an Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales recognised Awarding Organisation.
The Code of Practice for Gas Meter Asset Managers (MAMCoP), administer by Ofgem, applies to organisations undertaking managing primary gas meter installations connected to the network in Great Britain.
Retail Energy Code (REC)
As of 2021, all metering codes from the previous MRA and SPAA bodies transitioned to REC, this includes all Meter Equipment Managers (MEM) accreditations (MOP/MAP/MAM). The REC represents a step-change for the metering industry with a mission to elevate customer outcomes through promoting innovation and competition