The buck stops with you
Recently we have seen business set ups that involve 1 accredited TPA uploading assessments which were conducted by non-accredited TPA’s. In other words, accredited TPA’s using an “assistant” to do the actual assessment.
In principal, there is nothing wrong with doing this, plenty of trades use TA’s to do the hard work & the tradesman is left to sign off on the completed job.
We are finding Accredited TPA’s are falling short & leaving themselves exposed to possible failed QA’s or worse, litigation under their Professional Indemnity Insurance by not doing the appropriate checks on the work completed by their assistants. If your name and accreditation number appear on the Universal Certificate it is you that is responsible for that assessment, regardless of who conducted the job.