• Gas safety certificates

    Gas safety is very important,

    Carbon monoxide is an odourless and tasteless gas that takes the lives of

    hundreds of homeowners across the UK each year.

    Hiring a Gas Safe Registered engineer is the best way to protect yourself and your family.

    The Gas Safe Register

    The Gas Safe Register is designed to bring clarity to the gas

    registration scheme and protect homeowners from any possible dangers.

    Gas Safe Registered installers work to an extremely high

    standard and follow all Building Regulations where applicable.

    Gas Safe is now the watchdog for gas safety in the UK, not CORGI.

    The purpose of Gas Safe is to raise the awareness of

    carbon monoxide poisoning, provide gas safety advice,

    maintain the mandatory register of

    competent businesses working with gas and ensure that

    Gas Safe registered businesses and engineers work within current regulations.

    Gas safety certificates

    After any gas work has been carried out within your home,

    you’ll be presented with a report which explains what checks were carried out.

    Homeowners should note however that this report is not a certificate as such and your

    Gas Safe Registered engineer is not legally required to give you one.

    The report will outline all appliances that have been checked and it

    will be signed stating that the appliances are safe for use.

    Although not a legal requirement, if you ask your Gas Safe Registered

    engineer to provide you with a report, more often than not they will oblige

    Protect yourself

    Gas poses a serious risk to health, and it is vital that homeowners

    take the necessary steps towards protecting themselves.

    You can protect yourself from danger by following these simple steps:

    1. Only hire a Gas Safe registered installer to fit, fix or service your appliances.
    2. Always ask to see your installers ID to ensure he/she is Gas Safe Registered
    3. Ensure that any gas appliances in your home are serviced regularly
    4. Take the necessary steps to prevent exposure to gas
    5. such as the installation of a carbon monoxide monitor.

    If you are unsure of any gas work carried out in your home,

    you can book a free gas safety inspection through the Gas Safe Register.

    Remember that no matter how small the gas work carried out,

    it must be done so by a professional who is Gas Safe registered from 1st April 2009.

    Gas safety certificates