Gas Safety Week

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Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week: 13th – 19th September 2021

Being Gas Safe is important all year round. It isn’t always a households top priority, but it should be. The Gas Safe Register coordinates Gas Safety Week. It provides a platform for the gas industry to focus all of their communications about gas safety in one week and helps to raise awareness of the importance of gas safety to the individual homeowner. Here at Plumr, we’ve compiled all the information you need to know about being Gas Safe in one place.

How to Find A Gas Safe Registered Engineer?

You can find a Gas Safe engineer by consulting the Gas Safe Register. The Gas Safe Register is the official list of businesses that are legally permitted to carry out gas work. You can find Plumr’s Gas Safety listing on the Gas Safe Register website. When a registered plumbing business employs an engineer(s), they will check they have been issued with a Gas Safe ID card. If they do not already have one, the company should provide the engineer with the relevant training to acquire one. Not all engineers are qualified for all kinds of gas jobs. This makes it essential to check the ID card of your engineer before they begin the work. The back of the card will note all the jobs for which that specific engineer is qualified.

Checking A Company is Gas Safe Registered

Engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register to comply with the law. Working on gas appliances without registration is illegal. Someone lacking the proper qualifications and registration could cause catastrophic harm. The Gas Safety Register reports that people illegally complete one million gas jobs each year. Therefore, it is crucial to verify the ID and qualifications of your selected engineer.Plumbing work carried on your boiler by an unregistered engineer could result in issues such as carbon monoxide leaks, putting you and your family in danger and causing further repairs. Therefore you must use Gas Safe Registered engineers.

Evaluating a Gas Safe ID Card

Once the engineer arrives to carry out your work, request their Gas Safe ID card immediately. Upon presentation of the ID card by the engineer, promptly examine the Gas Safe security hologram. Fake cards cannot replicate this hologram. Proceed to verify that the photograph on the ID card matches the engineer who arrived for the job. After confirming the engineer’s identity, proceed to check the details on the card itself.

The main areas to check are the engineer and company name and the jobs that the engineer is qualified to complete. On the opposite side of the ID card, you will find a list of appliances your engineer is qualified to work on. Some engineers are only qualified for specific appliances. Ensure that your engineer has the qualifications to carry out the work you hired them for. If you do not see your appliance listed, do not go forward with the work. Ensure that the card hasn’t expired and that it has an embossed license number. An unsafe engineer can cause serious damage and safety issues in your system.

Being Gas Safe

Ensuring you find a Gas Safe Registered company to complete any work you have planned is very important.

Contact Plumr today if you need a Gas Safe Engineer in Wallington, Sutton, Epsom, or any surrounding South London areas. Our Gas Safe Registered engineers, highly experienced in boiler installation, repairs, and emergency plumbing services, ensure they carry out your work safely and meet industry standards.

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