Gas Safe Register maintain the register of businesses and operatives who are competent to undertake both piped natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) work in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey. Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 for a gas engineering business to legally undertake gas work that is within the scope of the Regulations they must be on the Gas Safe Register.
Gas Safe registered engineers carry an identity card which consumers are encouraged to ask an engineer for before they have gas work carried out in their home. The front of the card has a photograph, a registration number and an expiry date and the reverse shows the different categories of work that the engineer is qualified to undertake, e.g. cookers, boilers, gas fires.
Here is an example of a Gas Safe identity card:
New businesses and engineers with no previous history or those returning to the industry who have a history of complaints or a record of unsafe gas work will be subject to a time limited probationary period. During that period they will be required to report all gas work they carry out so it can be inspected by a Gas Safe Register Inspector.
The Gas Safe Register have a team of inspectors who monitor that gas work is being undertaken competently and safely. They deal with complaints and undertake risk based proactive inspections and work closely with regulators such as HSE and Local Authorities.
You can contact the Gas Safe Register in any of these ways:
Phone: 0800 408 5500
We cover Thames Valley area, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Abingdon, Berinsfield, Botley, Cowley, Cumnor, Culham, Didcot, Dorchester, Goring, Headington, Henley, Kidlington, Streatley, Twyford, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Witney, Woodley, Oxford and surrounding villages.
We offer Boiler servicing and repairs.
Timed and evening appointments can arranged on request.
Please refer to your boiler manufacturers instructions which will specify service intervals (usually every 12 months).