How Do I Find a Gas Safe Engineer?

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How Do I Find A Gas Safe Engineer

Gas Safe Engineer

Ensuring you find a gas safe engineer to complete any work you have planned is incredibly important. Having an engineer who holds this qualification means ensuring your work is carried out as safely as possible. Here at Plumr, all of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and highly experienced in boiler installation and boiler repairs. If you need a Gas Safe Engineer in New Malden, Raynes Park, Wimbledon or the surrounding South London areas, contact Plumr today.

What Is a Gas Safe Engineer?

Every registered business employing an engineer(s) is issued with a Gas Safe ID card, making them part of the official list of businesses legally permitted to carry out gas work according to the Gas Safe Register. Not all engineers are qualified to do all types of gas work. This means that before your engineer begins carrying out your work, you need to check their ID card. All the work they are qualified for will be noted there. You can find our Gas Safe listing on the Gas Safe Register website.

How to Check a Gas Safe Engineer

It is now a law requirement for engineers to be on the Gas Safe register to be able to work on gas appliances. Someone not registered could cause catastrophic harm, and yet according to the Gas Safety Register, one million gas jobs are completed illegally every year. Plumbing work carried on your boiler by an unregistered engineer could result in issues such as carbon monoxide leaks. If left unchecked, carbon monoxide leaks can prove fatal to your family. Therefore it’s vital you use Gas Safe Registered engineers. 

How to Check If an Engineer Is Gas Safe Registered 

Here at Plumr, we ensure that all our engineers possess Gas Safe Registration. You can verify this by utilizing the database on the Gas Safe Register website. Additionally, you can confirm an engineer’s Gas Safe Registration by inspecting their ID photo card upon their arrival. Always ask to see this card before the engineer commences any work on your boiler to guarantee safety. If, for any reason, the engineer is unable to present their ID card, ensure that you postpone the work until they can do so.

When you receive the card, carefully check all the details to ensure that it lists the correct company and engineer names and photographs, as unscrupulous operators may try to mislead you by presenting a fake card or a real card containing false information. Therefore, you must carefully check this information.

How to Evaluate a Gas Safe ID Card 

Once your engineer presents their ID card, you should immediately look for the Gas Safe security hologram. Fake cards will be unable to replicate this hologram. You should then check that the photograph on the ID card matches the engineer who turned up to the job. Once you have established that the engineer is who they say they are, you should then check the details on the card itself. For example, engineer and company name. Ensure that the card hasn’t expired and that it has an embossed license number.

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. An unsafe engineer can cause serious damage and safety issues in your system.

Here at Plumr, we train all our engineers to the highest standards, and they take pride in their wealth of outstanding reviews. For boiler installations, maintenance or repairs, contact Plumr today.

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