Housing Partner

What are IGEM Housing Partners?

We’ve designed a unique membership package tailored especially for UK social housing providers.

These days, it’s more important than ever that housing providers are able to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety, gas compliance and the goals of the net zero agenda.

It’s also crucial to stay on top of the latest sector initiatives, including changes to legislation. You can do this by becoming an IGEM Housing Partner. 

Why choose IGEM?

IGEM is developing the standards driving health and safety within the gas industry and we’re playing an integral part in helping the UK energy sector achieve its net zero goal by 2050.

By joining us, you’re ensuring that your key personnel have access to the knowledge they need to make important operational decisions, safely deliver your installation, maintenance and repair services and comply with the latest requirements to keep your tenants safe.

Unlike other trade bodies, we are a Professional Engineering Institution. That means we are a not-for-profit organisation, affiliated to the Engineering Council. Our purpose is to support individuals and organisations connected with the gas industry and our core aim is to help all those involved with gas to achieve and maintain the highest standards of professional competence.

Who can join?

To be eligible for IGEM Housing Partner status, your organisation must be be on the UK government’s list of Registered Social Housing Providers. For other organisations and individuals, we have a number of membership options we’d be happy to discuss with you. 

The benefits

  • Individual membership for your key gas responsible person within your organisation and a route to professional registration with the Engineering Council

  • Industry-leading e-learning courses to build on the key areas of gas compliance, assurance and auditing, plus courses to help new team managers develop their office-based skills
  • Comprehensive technical training based on IGEM technical standards and safe working practices
  • 34 IGEM technical standards vital to the housing sector
  • Our sector-specific programme of technical webinars and an annual dedicated housing sector conference
  • An extensive events programme featuring first class speakers from the areas of gas research, development, and regulation
  • Technical webinars exploring hot topics, actively supported by industry and regulators
  • Up to date information and news through our journal Gi, plus regular e-bulletins to keep you abreast of activities and opportunities
  • Access to IGEMtv, our policy & research hub and our Hydrogen Knowledge Centre.

All of this is underpinned by the support of our Social Housing Working Group (SHWG), consisting of stakeholders drawn from IGEM panels, HSE, service providers and social housing providers themselves. 

Download our Housing Partner flyer for more information.

Current subscription fees

2021 membership fees: £1,250.00 (plus VAT)
pro-rata rates apply from 1 February 2021

Application documents

To apply, download the application form and return to membership@igem.org.uk, or fill out this form to register your interest and one of the team will get back to you shortly.