If you want to install or repair gas-powered appliances, you are legally required to be on the Gas Safe Register. Why is this?
Safety, of course!
I’m sure that you are aware that gas appliances are a fire and explosion risk. They can also pollute your home with Carbon Monoxide. But did you know that Carbon Monoxide causes approximately 50 recorded deaths each year in the UK? The last thing you need is someone coming round to six your boiler, only to find that they were not gas safe engineers.
All Gas Safe engineers are required to carry identity cards, these show the engineer’s registration number and the expiry date of their registration. Just remember, before you invite an engineer into your home, ask to see their Gas Safe identity card. It’s not worth taking the risk when it comes to getting any gas-related work.
Make sure your engineer is Gas Safe registered and qualified!
At Southern Energy Solutions we will ALWAYS send you an engineer fully registered and trained for your job. If you’re feeling nosey you can read more about our engineers here!
From the Gas Safe Website:
“We aim to protect the public from unsafe gas work, and look to achieve this through:
- a national investigations team tracking down illegal gas workers
- regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers
- educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety
- investigating reports of unsafe gas work”