What is a Gas Safe registered engineer?

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Gas Safe registered engineer

What is a Gas Safe registered engineer?

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A Gas Safe registered engineer has been checked to make sure they are competent and qualified to work safely and legally with gas.

To find a gas engineer in your area you can use our find a Gas Safe registered business service online or call 0800 408 5500.

Every gas engineer carries a Gas Safe Register ID card with their own unique licence number, showing the type of gas work they are qualified to do. Before any gas work is carried out, always make sure you ask to see their Gas Safe Register ID card.

How do I know my gas engineer is qualified to do the work?

Gas engineers have a range of qualifications that allow them to carry out specific types of gas work. It’s important to check what work they are qualified to do before you use them. You can find this information on the back of your gas engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.

You can also make sure that your gas engineer is qualified to work on your appliance by using our check an engineer service.

Why do I need to make sure my gas engineer is on the Gas Safe Register?

It’s all about safety. If someone other than a Gas Safe registered engineer does the gas work in your home, you could be risking the safety of your family and your property.

Incorrectly fitted, badly repaired or poorly maintained gas appliances are a major cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. They can also lead to gas leaks, fires and explosions. On average over 14 people a year die from carbon monoxide poisoning, and many more suffer health problems from carbon monoxide exposure directly related to gas. The poisoning effects of carbon monoxide can cause brain damage and other serious health problems.