What Does Gas Safe Registered Mean?
When there is a problem with our gas appliances, whether this is our boiler, cooker or general heating, and we need to call a repairman and we’re warned to always ensure they are Gas Safe Registered. Whether you choose to use a local company like ourselves at County Heating and Plumbing or have decided to use a national company, you will see the yellow and black symbol appearing over the website, repair van and, around their neck when they arrive.
But what does it actually mean to be Gas Safe Registered?
Well firstly, you may already know that it’s about safety and ensuring your appliances are installed and maintained with people that have been professional trained. Previously known as CORGI, the gas registration body was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009/2010 and by law, requires any engineer working with gas appliances to be on this register.
With risks of ill health and even death, it’s crucial to ensure that you check the engineer that comes to your property. You will find that there are two types of identity numbers that an engineer will carry – Business Registration Number and Engineer Licence Card Number. Both of these numbers need to be checked, especially the licence card number as you can check whether the person are genuine on the Gas Safe website.
Unfortunately, there are still companies out there that work illegally without being Gas Safe registered so it is in your best interests to ensure that you choose someone who doesn’t put your lives at risk. Ensuring you understand what Gas Safe Registered means is more important than seeing the logo, research into the company where you can before letting anyone take on the repairs or installation
Rest assured however, that we at County Heating and Plumbing are a registered company, and any of our engineers are fully qualified to complete any work. So if you’re wanting a professional, reliable and, most importantly, qualified then contact us through one of the methods on our website.