Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It replaced CORGI.
All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card. Before any gas work is carried out always check the card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
Protect yourself from the dangers by following these simple steps:
Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your appliances
Get your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year
Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm
Check for warning signs such as lazy yellow flames or black marks or stains around the appliance.
Know the six main signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.
Always ask for a Gas Safe registered engineer and always ask to see their ID card. If you suspect anyone to be working illegally report them to Gas Safe Register. If you have had gas work done in your property in the last six months, you can nominate it for a free gas safety inspection. For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. Take care, be Gas Safe.
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Being a Gas Safe engineer qualifies you to legally provide a gas service, but that’s not enough. We believe you need experience and skill when it comes to handling gas leak and other gas related work.
If you think you can smell gas, then turn off the gas supply immediately at the emergency control valve (ECV) adjacent to the gas meter, and open all doors and windows to ventilate the property. Do not light a cigarette or operate any light switches, sockets or intercoms etc .
If the ECV is stuck, then telephone the emergency number 0800 111999 immediately to seek assistance.
If your gas has been cut off by the emergency gas service because they suspect that your installation has a gas leak, call us…. We’ll investigate and repair the leak within hours and get you reconnected with hot water, heating, and gas cooking. If our gas engineers cannot locate the leak within the first hour, you will be given an estimate to replace the faulty section of pipe work or a price for the complete renewal of the internal gas supply.