What is Gas Safe Register?™
Gas Safe Register is the new hallmark for gas safety in Great Britain and the Isle of Man. From April 1st 2009, Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI gas registration as the official gas safety body, however, Corgi will remain the official gas safety body in Northern Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey. If you are unsure please contact Gas Safe on 0800 408 5500.
So, from 1st April, by law, only Gas Safe registered engineers should carry out work on gas appliances or installations in your home, within Great Britain and the Isle of Man
Why do I need to use a Gas Safe registered engineer?
It’s all about safety. To make sure that gas appliances such as boilers, fires, ovens and hobs are installed, maintained and serviced safely you should employ a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out the work.
If someone other than a Gas Safe registered engineer does the gas work in your home, you could be risking the safety of your family and your property.
Why is CORGI gas registration in Great Britain ending?
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) undertook a review of gas safety in 2006. This review concluded that there was a strong case for modernising the gas registration scheme to bring added benefits to gas consumers and gas engineers. The review called for a clearer focus on gas safety, and simple registration and competence requirements for gas engineers without compromising safety or service standards. It was an opportunity to build on the successes of the existing registration scheme, and at the same time introduce innovation and add value to gas consumer safety.
What will happen to any existing investigations of registered installers?
Any ongoing HSE, LA or police investigations against CORGI registered installers will continue and be unaffected. Any ongoing investigations of consumer complaints against CORGI registered installers in connection with the gas registration scheme will be passed to Gas Safe Register for completion.
How do I check my engineer is Gas Safe registered?
Always ask for the card. All Gas Safe registered engineers have an ID card with their licence number and a photograph. The licence number is easily verified on the website or by phone and we will get back to you with confirmation of the engineer’s name.
If you think your engineer is not registered, just call Gas Safe on 0800 408 5500 or contact them via the Gas Safe website.
How do I find a Gas Safe registered engineer?
To find a Gas Safe registered engineer in your area, visit the Gas Safe website www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call Gas Safe on 0800 408 5500.