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. Aftermarket solutions have not been more needed since the early 1990s. 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.
Costs £100 +VAT per annum per Installation Company (including sole traders)
Costs £20 +VAT per 3 year period per installer.
Characteristics of a TASSA Registered installer
Being TASSA Registered demonstrates commitment to making a difference.
By establishing and following a criterion for system installations from verified third parties we can provide customers, insurers and law enforcement with comfort and confidence.
We help to ensure that all systems installed are done so by competent and trusted individuals safely, correctly, and in line with the product manufacturers installation instructions.
Installation companies and installers who are members of TASSA are committed to upholding standards, protecting the consumer and driving down crime.
TASSA, in association with its members, commits to the monitoring and training of registered installers to maintain the quality and safe operation of all systems installed.
Being 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)
- Registered companies cannot state “Approved”.
- You may only state you are “Registered”.
- You may state your installers are “DBS checked”, System trained, Insured.
- You have the ability to carry out a vehicle of interest check using the stolen vehicle check link below.
- TASSA verified products meet TASSA industry standards.
- TASSA verified products aren’t TASSA “Approved”. They are TASSA verified
- These industry standards aim to set best practice with key industry stakeholders.
- Other standards meeting similar 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
7. Professional services to improve website, business performance, branding and marketing and any graphic design work provided by our consulting partners 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 assistance to become an IAATI UK member.
This will enable insight into why customers need anti-theft solutions fitted to vehicles and equipment.
Who can be a TASSA registered installer?
Membership is open to full time employees and sole traders who are UK citizens or employees and sole traders 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).
“A poorly installed system may not work as expected and could be a danger to the user”
Costs £20 +VAT per 3 year period per installer
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:
▪ Northern Ireland
▪ Southern Ireland
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.
Responsibility of TASSA installer
Installation companies shall be responsible for the quality of their installers 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. An installer will not divulge any installation practices to third parties.