We cannot hide the fact that gas is dangerous, potentially life-threatening. If you are having a boiler installation carried out any gas appliance, you should make sure that your engineer is suitably qualified to carry out the installation process in a safe manner,

What is the Gas Safe Register?

The Gas Safe Register in the UK is an official list of registered engineers who are able to work safely on gas appliances in the nation. In 2009, the Gas Safe Register supplanted CORGI, and now all engineers must register if they are to work on gas fittings or appliances.

It is certainly important to take care of your gas appliances. It is recommended to get your gas appliances safety checked once a year by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Annual maintenance doesn’t just mean to check if our boiler is working and efficiently, it gives you peace of mind that you are safe in your home.

It is illegal for somebody who is not a Gas Safe registered engineer to perform any work such as maintenance, servicing, repairs, or installation.

CORGI and the Gas Safe Register established vital gas engineering health and safety standards and considerably decreased the number of gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning triggered by cookers, boilers, fires and other gas equipment. On the Gas Safe register, there are about 125,000 registered engineers but unfortunately, there are still thousands of illegal, unregistered Gas Safe engineers working in the UK today.

Choosing a Gas Safe Registered Engineer

It is crucial for people to make sure that they choose a Gas Safe Registered engineer whenever they need a gas appliance installed.

All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card, with their own unique license number. Many people claim to be Gas Safe Registered, using the logo on their site and providing customers with false registration numbers. The best way to avoid being fooled by this is to ask for their Gas Safe ID card and check their registration details on the Gas Safe Register’s website.

Take into account and look for the following:

  • The license number
  • The start and expiry dates of their registration
  • The work your engineer is registered to do
  • The engineer’s up-to-date qualifications

Gas is safe in the right hands, but it can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning if not dealt with professionally. Use a licensed Gas Safe engineer only to fit, fix or operate your gas boiler, gas cooker and other gas equipment.

If you have an engineer who portrays themselves as a Gas Safe Registered engineer, you can file a report and potentially save someone’s life as you are preventing them from having faults with their gas.

If you do not have the details of the gas engineer, do not worry. All gas safe engineers will carry their Gas Safe ID card. Don’t be afraid to ask for it when they arrive at your home.

Claire Preece