If you’ve got any gas appliances in your home, you need to know about the Gas Safe register. It will help you keep your gas boiler, cooker or fire working well, and you and your home safe.
What’s the Gas Safe register?
The Gas Safe register is the official list of all professionals who can work safely and legally on gas appliances. It’s illegal for someone to install or work on a gas appliance like a boiler, cooker or fire if they’re not on the register.
The Gas Safe register covers the whole of the UK. All members get an identity card with their own individual registration number on. You can search the register online, so it’s easy to verify whether a professional is on it or not.
Why’s the register important?
The Gas Safe register is really important because it helps to keep gas appliances and everyone around them safe. It’s vital that only skilled professionals work on gas appliances – poor engineering work can result in gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning and explosions. Plus, it’s a legal requirement. So if you want a safe and legal home it’s a no-brainer – make sure you only use an engineer who’s on the Gas Safe register.
What do you have to do to be on the Gas Safe register?
There are several things that professionals have to do to be on the register. These include:
- Being sufficiently qualified to work competently and safely
- Renewing their qualifications regularly to ensure they know about the latest technology and regulations
- Allowing register representatives to inspect their work regularly
As well as getting an identity card, registered professionals also benefit from training materials and information from the Gas Safe register.
How can I find a Gas Safe registered engineer to help me?
If you need to find a Gas Safe registered engineer, just fill in our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 local professionals. All our boiler engineers are Gas Safe-registered, so you don’t need to worry.