The Importance Of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

The Importance Of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

A gas safe registered engineer will assess the physical condition of a gas appliance, installation pipework, air vents and any flues for deterioration. They will carry out performance tests to ensure the appliance is operating safely and efficiently and take any necessary remedial action, alerting you to any issues. 
It is important to use a gas safe registered engineer when dealing with gas for your own safety, so we have created this article to provide some more insight.

Why use a gas safe registered engineer?

A gas engineer can only be aligned to a registered business and be issued with a license to undertake gas work on behalf of a registered business if they hold a valid and current qualification. This evidence of competence relates only to matters of gas safety and is obtained by every engineer through a recognised route of training and assessment
This means that gas safe registered engineers are qualified to undertake services involving gas appliances and gas safety checks. As a result, any job they perform is going to be safe preventing any serious injuries or damages from occurring.

How to know if an engineer is gas safe registered?

The key thing to remember is not all engineers are qualified to do all types of gas work. So, to check if an individual engineer is currently Gas Safe registered you will need to know their unique 7-digit licence number. You will find this on the engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. All gas safe registered engineers are issued with a new ID card annually and each new card will have a different licence number, so always check an engineer’s ID card before any work is carried out.

What to check on the gas safe engineers ID card

Details to check on the front of the card: 
  • The engineer’s photo
  • The start and expiry dates
  • The licence numbers
  • The security hologram
The engineer is from the business you employed
Details to check on the back of the card: 
  • The engineer is qualified to carry out the gas job you’ve employed them to do
  • Their qualifications are up to date

Finding gas safe engineers

When dealing with gas appliances you will need a registered gas safety engineer, but how do you find one of these engineers? 
Visit Gas Safe Register to find 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.
You can find ourselves CP12 Energy on the Gas Safe Register where all our gas safety engineers are qualified and carry a gas safe ID card.