How to Choose a Gas Safe Registered Engineer

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If you need gas work done in your home, such as installing a new boiler, repairing a gas fire, or servicing your gas appliances, you want to make sure that you hire a qualified and competent engineer who can do the job safely and legally. But how do you find such an engineer?  The answer is simple: look for the Gas Safe Register logo.

What is Gas Safe Register?

Gas Safe Register is the official list of businesses and engineers who are legally permitted to carry out gas work in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey. It replaced the CORGI registration in 2009 and is run by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The purpose of Gas Safe Register is to protect the public from unsafe gas work, which can cause fires, explosions, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other serious hazards. It does this by ensuring that only qualified and competent engineers are on the register, inspecting their work regularly, and investigating reports of illegal or unsafe gas work.

How to find a Gas Safe registered engineer?

To find a Gas Safe registered engineer in your area, you can use the online search tool on the Gas Safe Register website (https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/find-an-engineer-or-check-the-register/). You can search by your postcode, town/city, or appliance type (domestic or commercial). You will then see a list of registered businesses and engineers who can work on your gas appliances.

Alternatively, you can call Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500 and ask for a list of registered engineers near you.

How to check an engineer’s qualifications?

Before you hire an engineer, you should always ask to see their Gas Safe ID card, which they should carry with them at all times. The card will show their photo, name, licence number, expiry date, and the types of gas work they are qualified to do.

You can also check an engineer’s licence number online on the Gas Safe Register website or by calling Gas Safe Register. This will confirm that they are currently registered and that their qualifications are up to date.

You should never use an engineer who is not on the Gas Safe Register or who cannot show you their ID card. Doing so could put you and your family at risk of gas leaks, fires, explosions, or carbon monoxide poisoning.

How to choose the best engineer for your needs?

Once you have found a list of Gas Safe registered engineers in your area, you may want to compare them based on their experience, reputation, availability, price, and customer service. Here are some tips to help you choose the best engineer for your needs:

– Ask for recommendations from friends, family, neighbours, or local trade associations who have used gas engineers before.
– Check online reviews, ratings, testimonials, or feedback from previous customers on websites such as Trustpilot, Checkatrade, or Which? Trusted Traders.
– Ask for references from previous customers who have had similar gas work done as yours and contact them to ask about their experience.
– Ask for written quotes from at least three different engineers and compare them based on what they include and exclude, such as labour costs, materials costs, VAT, guarantees, warranties, etc.
– Ask about their availability and how long they expect the job to take.
– Ask about their insurance cover and what happens if something goes wrong or if you are not satisfied with their work.
– Ask about their aftercare service and how they deal with any complaints or issues that may arise after the job is done.

Conclusion

Gas work is not something that you should take lightly or try to do yourself. It requires skill, knowledge, and experience to do it safely and legally. That’s why you should always hire a Gas Safe registered engineer who can prove their qualifications and competence.

At Roy Lee Plumbing & Heating Services, we are fully Gas Safe registered who can handle any type of gas work in your home. Whether you need a new boiler installation, a gas fire repair, or a gas appliance service, we can provide you with high-quality workmanship, competitive prices, and excellent customer service.

Don’t take chances with your gas safety. Contact us today for a free quote and let us take care of your gas needs.

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