What’s the Gas Safe register?
If you’ve got any gas appliances in your home, you need to know about the Gas Safe register. It will help you keep your gas boiler, cooker or fire working well, and you and your home safe.
The Register is the official list of businesses that are legally permitted to carry out gas work. Every registered business employs an engineer(s), who is issued with a Gas Safe ID card. Not all engineers are qualified to do all types of gas work – so remember to check their ID card before any work is carried out.
If you need gas work done in your home or workplace, you can use the different search options below to find a registered business or check an engineer is registered and qualified for the work you need doing. You can search the register online, so it’s easy to verify whether a professional is on it or not.
Why’s the register important?
The Gas Safe register is really important because it helps to keep gas appliances and everyone around them safe. It’s vital that only skilled professionals work on gas appliances – poor engineering work can result in gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning and explosions. Plus, it’s a legal requirement. So if you want a safe and legal home it’s a no-brainer – make sure you only use an engineer who’s on the Gas Safe register.
What do you have to do to be on the Gas Safe register?
There are several things that professionals have to do to be on the register. These include:
- Being sufficiently qualified to work competently and safely
- Renewing their qualifications regularly to ensure they know about the latest technology and regulations
- Allowing register representatives to inspect their work regularly
As well as getting an identity card, registered professionals also benefit from training materials and information from the Gas Safe register.
How can I find a Gas Safe registered engineer to help me?
If you need to find a Gas Safe registered engineer, just fill in our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 local professionals. All our boiler engineers are Gas Safe-registered, so you don’t need to worry.