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All You Need To Know About Gas Safe Engineers

Oct-2020 / 3 min read

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Looking for a gas safe registered engineer is critical for your safety. Gas work could be deadly if done by someone unqualified as it can lead to fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, and faulty installations. Here, we listed the things you show know about gas safety and how you can find registered engineers in your area.

  1. What are Gas Safe Registered Engineers?
  2. What are the Qualifications Needed to be a Gas Engineer?
  3. How Do I Know if an Engineer is Gas Safe?
  4. Where Can I Find Qualified Gas Engineers?

What are Gas Safe Registered Engineers?

An engineer or a plumber who is gas safe registered means that he is qualified and legally allowed to do gas work. This includes a variety of work including gas installation, working with gas LPG, and working with gas appliances such as a gas boiler. 

The terms plumbers and gas engineers are often used interchangeably, but there is actually a big difference. Plumbers, usually focused on repairing pipes and water supply, often do not undergo formal training and can qualify mostly by experience. On the other hand, gas-specialised engineers are required to hold formal qualifications to ensure gas safety.

What are the Qualifications Needed to be a Gas Engineer?

To ensure the safety of the public, gas engineers in the UK are required by law to be on the Gas Safe Register. To be on the list, they must show evidence of their competence and the relevant qualifications. They will also be required to undergo training to obtain the relevant qualifications before they can work. Thus, the gas industry is highly regulated in the country. 

How Do I Know if an Engineer is Gas Safe?

To ensure gas safety, it is important as a customer to make sure that the person you’re hiring is on the Gas Safe Register. To check, you can go to Gas Safe Register’s website and go to the “check an engineer” section.  Under the “check an engineer” section, there is a search bar where you can enter the licence number of an engineer. The licence number is a 7 digit number that can be found on an engineer’s ID card. 

Do not be afraid to ask for an engineer’s ID. Gas safe register renews their license every year, and you can see the validity of their membership and job below their registration number. You can also see at the back of their card the list of the things and appliances they are qualified to work on. Checking these details is crucial for your safety.

Where Can I Find Qualified Gas Engineers?

Aside from checking an engineer on a list, you can also find one in the website of Gas Safe Register by clicking the “Find By Location” section under the “Check the Register” drop-down menu. You can find Gas Safe registered businesses near your area by entering your postcode in the search box. You can also check whether a business is in the list of Gas Safe Register by clicking the “Check a Business” section.  You can either enter the business registration number of the name of the business to verify if they are certified for gas safety.

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While you’re at it, you can do a number of things on the website of Gas Safe Register. You can search for blogs, articles, or advice in the search box in the navigation menu. A registered engineer can sign in to the toggle navigation menu “Engineer Login please click the sign in button below to access the engineer portal” area of the website. 

If you have questions about the Gas Safe Register, you can call them using their number. You can click the “Contact Us” section or you can go to the bottom of the website and locate their contact details. The bottom area should look like this just below the area of key pages popular pages: consumer enquiries 0800 408 5500 2020 hse all rights reserved. You can also answer the engineer portal website evaluation survey.

Looking for a Gas Safe Registered Engineer? Contact Plumbingforce at 0330 162 1659 for more details.

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