Need for aftermarket solutions

With vehicle and equipment crime on the increase and OEM systems being bypassed by the ever increasing amount of so called high-tech tools, the aftermarket has not been required more than since the 1990’s. It is important for customers, insurers and law enforcement to know installation companies and installers have the competencies required to do what is being asked of them.

Characteristics of TASSA Registered installer

Being TASSA Registered demonstrates commitment to making a difference that we can show third parties and by following a criteria for system installations that gives confidence to the customer, insurers and law enforcement that systems installed are done so safely and correctly, in line with the product manufacturers installation instructions by a competent person.

Competence of the company and installer to ensure that systems installed are done so safely and correctly, in line with the product manufacturers installation instructions.Installation companies and installers who are members of the scheme are committed to upholding standards, protecting the consumer and driving down crime. TASSA, in Association with its members, will commit to monitoring and training of installers to maintain the quality and safe operation of systems installed by registered installers.

The database will be capable of generating system installation reports for the installation company.

An installer is not just a job it is a responsibility and an opportunity to help, advise and reassure your customers.

Costs: £100 per annum per Installation Company (including sole traders)

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  • Registered companies cannot state Approved.
  • You may only state you are Registered.
  • You may state your installer are DBS checked, System trained, Insured 
  • You have the ability to carryout a vehicle of interest check using the stolen vehicle check liink below.

Products

  • TASSA verified products meet TASSA industry standards.
  • TASSA verified products aren’t TASSA Approved.
  • These industry standards aim to set best practice with key industry stakeholders.
  • Other standards meeting simular requirements shall be recognised upon acceptance by TASSA

Whats in it for installers

  1. Pre-installation Stolen Vehicle check

  2. Vehicle clone check

  3. Installation registered on ISR database

  4. Proof of competency (DBS Check, Training, Insurance cover)

  5. Liability and Tool insurance at competitive rates

  6. Industry representation promoting TASSA and best practice

Responsibility of TASSA installer

Installation companies shall be responsible for the quality of workmanship, including installations performed by trainees or apprentice Installers under their supervision. It is the responsibility of the installation company and each installer to ensure that the confidentiality of installations is not compromised in anyway by allowing unqualified people or the general public to view installations, or by divulging any installation practices to third parties.

All companies including sole traders should be registered under installation companies demonstrating that they are working to a control process.

Installers shall use their best judgement and/or available reference material in identifying and selecting the locations in the vehicle’s electrical system where the aftermarket automobile systems shall be connected.

“A poorly installed system may not work as expected and could be a danger to the user”

Benefits of being TASSA Registered Installer

All TASSA Registered Installer installations will be captured in the TASSA Database to assist customers with third party requirements. The TASSA Database will show to third parties the compliance of systems fitted by trained installers. The customer will no longer require a paper certificate (this can be given if required).

Upon gaining TASSA Registered Installer recognition and meeting the required number of systems fitted, installers will be given the opportunity of becoming an IAATI UK member, free for the first year upon meeting IAATI membership requirements with the agreement of IAATI UK. This will enable insight into why customers need anti-theft solutions fitted to vehicles and equipment.

Who can become TASSA Registered Installer?

Membership is open to full time employees and sole traders who are UK citizens or who have evidence of a right to work in the UK (it is the responsibility of the employer to check that all employees have a right to work).

This is used in all forms of employment and takes into consideration GDPR as the onus is on the employee and not the employer:

  • Over 16 years old to apply
  • Check can be used where required once complete not only for the installer’s requirements (Example agency work).

DBS Check

Apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record. This is called ‘basic disclosure’. It’s available for people living or working in England and Wales.

If the installer lives or is applying for a job in:

The check will only show convictions that aren’t ‘spent’, for example some types of caution will disappear after 3 months. If convictions are found, then the company requiring the search can consider each application upon its own merits.

 

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