Why is gas safety important?

Gas Safe Register is the official list of qualified Gas Safe engineers in the UK and Gas Safe Register work to improve and maintain gas safety.

According to Gas Safe Register, in the last three years there have been 22 fatalities and nearly 1,000 injuries relating to gas incidents, such as carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, gas leaks and fires.

Plus it’s estimated around a quarter of a million jobs are carried out illegally each year because they’re completed by fitters who do not have the correct qualifications.

A boiling pot on a gas stove

Is your engineer Gas Safe registered?

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be Gas Safe registered.

Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.

To find a Gas Safe registered engineer, go to the Gas Safe Register website and fill in their online form.

Watch the official Gas Safe Register video

Simple rules for gas safety

  • Always get a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit your gas appliances such as boilers, hobs and radiators.
  • If you’re having building work done, don’t rely on your builder or project manager to check the credentials of your gas fitter - check them yourself by looking at their ID card or contacting the Gas Safe Register.
  • Always make sure your gas appliances are checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer annually to ensure they’re operating correctly and safely.
  • Only use gas appliances for their intended purpose - for example, don’t use a gas barbecue inside the house.
  • Buy an audible carbon monoxide detector for your home and make sure it’s installed and maintained correctly.

Carbon monoxide alarm

For more information go to the Gas Safe Register website.

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