Writing in her column in the latest issue of GW Views, Caroline Lake said: “A few weeks ago, I had my boiler serviced and the nice engineer duly showed me his ID and Gas Safe certificate.
“A few weeks before that, I had my chimney swept and the lovely young chap proudly showed me his accreditations.
“I previously had no idea there was such a thing as a Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps, but I tried to look suitably impressed.
“So what, I hear you cry, has this to do with the garage industry?
“Well, I am amazed and shocked – in fact horrified – that our industry is still totally unregulated.
“Any Tom, Dick or indeed Harriet, can set up a garage with no qualifications, experience or knowledge of anything.
“No licencing or regulation required.
“Anyone can work in a garage and private punters can happily, and often dangerously, work on their own cars.
“My Mother, could set up in her garden shed tomorrow and call it ‘Mum’s Motors’ (pull quote) – no problem.
“Except there is a huge problem…”
This extracted article first featured in Garage Wire Views, click here to continue reading as Caroline shares her anger over the lack of industry licensing…
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