Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.
Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.
What does Gas Safe Register do?
The main focus of the Register is on improving and maintaining gas safety to the highest standards. We make sure all 123,000 gas engineers on the Register are qualified to work with gas.
We work to protect the public from unsafe gas work through;
- a dedicated national investigations team tracking down individuals working illegally
- regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers
- educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety
- investigating reports of unsafe gas work
- Gas Safe Register is here to help keep you and your family safe.
Be Carbon Monoxide Aware
protect yourself from the silent killer Carbon Monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that has no colour, taste or smell and can be produced by appliances that use gas, wood, oil or coal. Carbon Monoxide can also be present in smoke from solid fuel or oil appliances.
Carbon Monoxide is potentially fatal and even low-levels of the poison can cause lasting damage to your health.
Why you should get your appliances checked annually
Appliances that are properly installed and serviced and have sufficient ventilation are usually efficient and safe.
To avoid the production of Carbon Monoxide and to make sure you and your family are safe you must have all your fuel-burning appliances safety checked annually by the relevant professional for your fuel type – either a GAS SAFE, HETAS or OFTEC registered installer.
Make sure rooms and heaters are well ventilated and not blocked to stop draughts or to dry clothes.
Have your chimneys and flues checked regularly.
Get a Carbon Monoxide alarm for the house.
You increase the risk of your appliance producing Carbon Monoxide if it is badly installed or poorly maintained.
If you have a solid fuel appliance you should empty and check the ash can daily, clean the flue ways at the back of the boiler weekly and clean the throat plates at the top of the room heater monthly.
If you live in rented accommodation with gas appliances your landlord must provide you with proof that a GAS SAFE registered installer has safety-checked the appliances within the last 12 months.
Chimneys should be swept regularly depending on the type of fuel and if used daily this could mean upto 2 or 3 times a year, but all chimneys should be swept annually.
City & Guilds Qualified
A City & Guilds qualification is proof that I have the right skills to do your job well – which is why so many employers look for people who have one. You can be confident my qualification is well respected within the industry.
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