How to Find a Gas Safe Engineer
You will need to hire a qualified gas safety engineer whether you have a new appliance or an existing one. Not all engineers have the right credentials to carry out work on your gas appliances and this can lead to severe problems. You should notify your Gas Safety Register if you find a gas leak. They are responsible for maintaining a database of qualified engineers and will be able to advise you about your options.
Gas Safe engineers can perform a variety of jobs. They will also be qualified to inspect your gas appliances and make sure they work safely. This will include checking the vents, flues and chimneys to ensure they are working properly. They will also be able to unplug your appliances if they are deemed unsafe. You should be able to find a list of these companies on the Gas Safe website.
A Gas Safe ID card will be provided to qualified engineers who have passed their training. This will contain their licence number and a photo of the engineer. The license number and photo of the engineer will be included. If you want to check the validity of an engineer’s licence, you can enter his/her license number on the Gas Safe Register’s website. You will be able to see if they have any disciplinary action against them.
If you do not have time to check the credentials of a gas engineer before you engage them, you should call the Gas Safety Register to ask for advice. They can help you with this and other related queries. You can also text them to 85050 to confirm the identity of a company or engineer.
There are also a number of other ways you can search for an engineer in your area. You can search by town, postcode or domestic or commercial. You can also contact the Gas Safe Register by email or phone. If you are worried about your gas safety, you can also report suspicious activity to the Health and Safety Executive. Rogue traders may be prosecuted by the HSE.
Gas engineering is an interesting career that can be suitable for people who have a practical approach to work. You will be working in people’s homes and will have to be able to provide good customer service. It is important that you are able to complete great work in a timely manner. You will need to be able to explain the products you use to your customers.
Getting a Gas Safe licence is not an easy process, but you can do it. To be on the Gas Safe register, you must be an engineer who has a current ACS (Accredited Certificate of Safe Practice) in gas or a QCF (Qualified Certificate of Fitness to work with Gas) and carry out appropriate training.