Gas Safe Registered
All gas engineers must be Gas Safe Registered . We rely on our gas boilers, cookers and fires to keep us warm. To have hot showers/baths and cooked meals. it is highly important that you have appliances serviced annually to help keep you and your family safe in your home and to prevent anything from breaking down when you need them most.
Gas Safe Register is an official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It replaced CORGI Register. The reason Gas Safe Register is an essential for engineers, is because gas is made up of carbon monoxide which is very poisonous and is a silent killer! You may also have problems occur such as gas leaks and even deadly explosions/fires if you use a Unqualified and unregistered engineer. It is highly recommended that you fit a carbon monoxide alarm in your house if you haven’t done already as it could save yours and your families life.
We take our boilers and cookers for granted and probably will only notice them when we are facing difficulties and problems with an appliance.
Stay Gas safe in your home with these tips:
- Have all your gas appliances checked annually.
- Always have a Gas Safe Registered engineer to fit/fix and check appliances in your home as its the law to keep you and your family safe in your home.
- Always ask to see our engineers Gas Safe ID card and check the back of the card to ensure that they are fully qualified to carry out the work you’ve requested.
- Recognise symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning- headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.
- Check gas appliances for warning signs that they aren’t working correctly eg: lazy yellow flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks or stains on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room although an unsafe appliance may have none of these signs!
- Buy an audible carbon monoxide alarm for your home and make sure it is located near your gas appliances with the manufacturers guidance. CARBON MONOXIDE CAN KILL SILENTLY.
- Always allow enough ventilation for your gas appliances to make sure they are burning correctly and make sure you’re not blocking any air vents that provide an air supply for your gas appliance
- Anyone working with gas must be Gas Safe Registered by law.
What Is a Gas Safety Check?
A Gas Safety Check involves a gas registered engineer to inspect your gas appliances. They will check they are working efficiently and effectively and will check the following four areas:
- Gas appliances are on correct setting and are burning correctly with the right operating pressure
- Harmful gases are being removed from the appliance and moved safely to the air outside
- That any ventilation routes are clean, clear and working properly
- All safety devices are working efficiently such as the carbon monoxide alarm