Gas Safe Register
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. It has replaced CORGI registration. Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your gas boiler, gas cooker, gas fire and other gas appliances.
Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer
By law gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. This has replaced CORGI registration and only engineers who are on the Gas Safe Register are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances.
You can find or check a Gas Safe registered engineer on the Gas Safe Register website www.gassaferegister.co.uk or by calling 0800 408 5500.
In the right hands gas is safe, but badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
Here are some tips & advice on how to keep you and your family safe at home:
- Get your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year by a Gas Safe registered engineer
- Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your gas appliances
- Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm to alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home
- Check for warning signs that your gas appliances are not working correctly e.g. black stains around the appliance
- Always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.
Check the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing – you can find this information on the back of their ID card or by calling the Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500.
6 Signs & Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Loss of consciousness
For more information and advice on gas safety in your own home and rented accommodation, engineers, what to do in an emergency and carbon monoxide please visit the Gas Safe Register at www.gassaferegister.co.uk
Are You An Engineer?
As CORGI registration is no longer valid in the UK, Gas Safe Register is now the official stamp for gas safety. If you are an engineer, you must be registered on the Gas Safe Register in order to work legally on gas appliances and installations. If you are an engineer, but aren’t yet registered you can register online now - opens in new window.
If you’re already registered with Gas Safe Register you can also renew your registration online or logon to view tools available to promote your business (https://engineers.gassaferegister.co.uk/Default.aspx
Are you a Landlord?
Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. By law landlords must make sure:
- pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition
- that all appliances and flues that they provide for tenants use have an annual safety check
- that maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register
- all gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting
- a gas safety record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in
- they keep a copy of the gas safety record for two years
Before any gas work is carried out always check the engineers ID card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing. Encourage your tenants to do the same.
For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. Better Gas Safe than sorry.