A recent published ESOS Phase 1 report from The department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) revealed some fascinating insight
Evidence from the report shows that many organisations delayed the start of their ESOS assessments until a time close to the compliance deadline.
This may have been down to an lack of knowledge or a case of “head in the sand” but the result led to a surge in demand and a squeeze on assessor availability. The result led to many assessors increasing the cost of their services, whilst at the same time limiting the amount of time dedicated to each business assessment.
Reports show that in October 2015 the average cost for an ESOS audit was £6,200 compared to it’s peak at the deadline in December 2016 to be £12,587; double the price paid, this coupled with a big fall in perceived value for money (VFM).
- Sign up early with your assessor and agree project time frames
- Gain internal director buy in
- Set the scope & plan your assessment
- Focus on the end result, which is not only compliance but also implementation of the identified savings
Acting early avoids hiked costs, increases productive time with your assessor and avoids disappointment in delivery.
The full report can be found here