If you own or regularly use any gas appliances, you need to know about the Gas Safe register. It’ll help you to keep your gas boiler, fire or cooker working correctly, and you and your household safe.
What’s the Gas Safe register?
The Gas Safe register is the government-recognised list of all professionals who can work safely on gas appliances. It’s against the law for someone to work on or install a gas appliance, like a boiler, fire or cooker, if they’re not on the register.
The Gas Safe register covers all of the UK. All listed tradespeople get an identity card with a licence number on. You can search the register online, so you can check whether a professional is on it.
Why does the register exist?
The Gas Safe register exists to help keep gas appliances and everyone around them safe. It’s extremely important that only competent professionals work on gas appliances. Poor workmanship can result in gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning and explosions. It’s also a legal requirement. So if you want a safe and legal home, make sure you only use an engineer who’s on the Gas Safe register.
What do professionals need to do to be on the Gas Safe register?
Professionals need to do a few things to be included on the register. These include:
- Being appropriately qualified to work competently and safely
- Renewing their qualifications regularly to make sure they know about the latest technology and rules
- Allowing register representatives to look at their work
As well as an identity card, registered engineers also get information and training materials from the Gas Safe register.
How do I find a Gas Safe registered engineer to help me?
If you’re looking for a Gas Safe registered engineer, just complete our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 local tradespeople. Don’t worry – all our boiler engineers are Gas Safe registered.