Advice on How to be Gas Safe
Twenty one million households in United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey use gas for heating, hot water and cooking, yet we take it for granted that our boilers, cookers and gas fires are safe. Whatever your situation find the advice you need to keep safe in your home here.
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Gas Safe Register is the only official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on your gas cooker, boiler and fire and is there to help protect you from unsafe gas work. You might remember it used to be known as CORGI. It's important to make sure all of your gas appliances are working safely and correctly and to have them checked every year by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
DON'T assume that because a company displays a Gas Safe logo on their marketing products that they are Gas Safe registered. All Gas Safe registered engineers carry an ID card so they can show you they are Gas Safe registered when they turn up at your front door - if they don't show you then don't be afraid to ask to see it. Call the free Gas Safe Register helpline on 0800 408 5500 and they can help you find a local Gas Safe registered engineer and tell you if they're qualified for the type of work you need them to do. Alternatively visit Gas Safe Register Gas Safe Registered Installers have to undergo at least the minimum requirement of training before they are accepted on to the Gas Safe register. Most have significantly more training. The training and assessments that registered gas installers have are not only about the technical know-how of specific appliances but also about safety. All assessments have to be renewed every five years in order to keep installers up to date with ever-changing standards and regulations and to keep their knowledge fresh.
It is not only illegal for people to work with gas unless they are Gas Safe Registered, it is also highly dangerous. Statistics demonstrate that a significant proportion of gas work carried out by people who are not registered with Gas Safe is incorrect and therefore potentially unsafe.
If you need gas installation or maintenance work, make sure that you employ a Gas Safe Registered Installer with the appropriate training and credentials. Gas Safe Registered Installers will make sure that your appliances meet all gas safety and building regulations and that you have the necessary documentation you may need to sell your house in the future.
Ensure all your gas appliances are checked annually. You can contact us and we will be happy to service your appliances. We will even remind you each year when your service becomes due to save you having to worry.
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The Gas Safe Register has set up a new Gas Safe Charity which aims to put an end to deaths, injuries and illness caused by dangerous gas work and faulty or poorly cared for gas appliances in the home. The charity's aim is for everyone to know what to do to be gas safe. It will be working with many organisations to put in place practical solutions to see realistic and tangible improvements to gas safety in the UK.
To contact or find out more about Gas Safe Charity visit Gas Safe Charity
Use the following links to find out more about gas safety issues.