Gas Safety FAQs
As registered and experienced gas safety engineers, we often get asked questions surrounding gas safety, including things such as what the gas safety register actually is and why a certificate is required.
In our latest post, we take a look at some frequently asked questions surrounding gas safety. Of course, if you’d like more information from our engineers, please call us today.
1. What is The Gas Safety Register?
Gas Safe Register forms the official gas registration body for the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey. The register replaced CORGI and its role is to act as a licensing body. Anyone carrying out the work of a gas engineer must be registered.
2. How Do I Know if my Gas Engineer is Registered?
To check if your gas engineer is Gas Safe registered you can search the online register, using their business name or registration number. If you would like to double check whether or not an individual is registered you will need their 7 digit licence card number.
3. What is the Difference Between a Gas Safety Check and a Service?
When performing a safety check of your gas appliances, an engineer will assess the following:
The setting of your gas appliances, if they are burning correctly and using the correct operating pressure.
That all ventilation routes are clear and harmful asses are being safely removed.
All safety features to ensure they are working correctly.
When you have a gas safety service carried out, the engineer will still perform the above checks but also dismantle, inspect and clean your appliance. The engineer will assess all aspects of the appliance, specifically looking for areas of deterioration and advise you on any necessary work to be carried out.
Who Needs a Gas Safety Certificate?
By Law, every landlord is required to have an up to date gas safety certificate. A landlord is not responsible to have any gas appliances owned by their tenant checked.
Homeowners are not legally required to have a gas safety certificate but it is recommended that their appliances are checked by a registered engineer every year.
If you are a landlord in need of an up to date gas safety certificate, please contact our dedicated team. We offer an efficient service, ensuring all of your gas appliances remain in line with the latest requirements. To make an appointment, please call 0116 264 5115 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.