The Gas Safe Register is the official registration scheme in the UK for gas safety.
It’s for gas engineers who install and maintain gas appliances like boilers, cookers, and fires.
The Gas Safe Register took over from CORGI in 2009.
It is run on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and any dangerous gas installations must be reported to the HSE.
Gas Safe Registered Engineers
From boiler servicing to landlords gas safety checks, getting a Gas Safe registered engineer to do your work is important for safety mainly but also to make sure your appliance installations are legal.
If you can not find a certain company or engineer in their database, then they probably do not have the correct qualifications to register, and therefore, can not carry out any gas work safely or legally.
Illegal Boiler Installation Problems
If, for example, you get a new boiler with a warranty installed by someone who is not Gas Safe registered, then your warranty will be void and your boiler will not have been installed safely.
If you try to make a claim for a boiler repair from the boiler manufacturer, you will not be covered, and you will have to pay for the repairs (parts and labour) out of your own pocket.
In this situation, your boiler will have to be removed and refitted by someone who is Gas Safe registered, which will cost you even more money.
You can not legally pay an engineer to check it over and sign it off, it must be removed, along with any pipe work, and refitted.
So, you might think you were getting a good deal when you got a cheap boiler installation, but your new boiler installation cost could go through the roof when you eventually have to pay a registered gas engineer to put it right.
Check Your Local Gas Engineers Registration
Go to the Gas Safe Register website for more information and check to see if a gas engineer company, or individual engineers, are legally registered to carry out any kind of work on your gas appliances.