Your gas appliances have important jobs to do. They help you heat your home, cook your food and get your showers nice and hot. But as they use gas, you need to be sure that any engineer handling them knows exactly what they’re doing. One way to check is by using the Gas Safe Register.

What is the Gas Safe Register?

The Gas Safe Register is the only official gas registration body for gas businesses and engineers in the UK, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. By law, all gas businesses must be on the Gas Safe Register.

Only engineers on the Gas Safe Register can carry out any gas-related services, including:

  • Installing gas appliances – like boilers, cookers and fires
  • Maintaining, servicing and repairing gas appliances
  • Gas safety checks and inspections

What does the Gas Safe Register do?

The Gas Safe Register was created to stop unsafe gas work. It’s illegal for anyone to carry out work on gas appliances if they’re not on the Gas Safe Register. This legislation means that all gas engineers need to go through proper training and assessment. Only then can they prove they’re competent in handling gas appliances safely.

Thanks to the Gas Safe Register, consumers are protected from potential accidents. Faulty gas installations or appliances can result in injuries and even fatalities.

How to check the Gas Safe Register

To find out whether an engineer is Gas Safe registered, you can visit the Gas Safe Register site and use their online search tool. Enter the engineer's details or company name to check their registration status.

When you book a repair with Domestic & General, you can rest assured that all our engineers are Gas Safe registered. We’ve already done the checks for you.

Why is gas safety important?

Gas safety is there to protect you from the dangers of gas leaks that can lead to fires, explosions, or carbon monoxide poisoning. Ignoring gas safety risks the lives of anyone inside your property.

If you think you might have a gas leak, don’t panic. We’ve got the steps you need to take if you smell gas in your home.

Gas services and safety checks

Gas Safe engineers carry out checks to ensure your gas appliances are working correctly and safely. These checks include:

  • Gas pipe inspections
  • Tests for leaks
  • Making sure your appliance is working properly

Getting your gas appliances serviced and maintained means you can be sure they’re working safely and efficiently. Follow your appliance manufacturer’s recommendations to find out how often you should.

Gas safety certificates for landlords

Landlords are legally required to have a Gas Safety Certificate (also known as a CP12) for each property they rent out. This certificate confirms that gas appliances and flues in the property are safe to use. A Gas Safe registered engineer should issue the certificate and renew it annually to make sure the property complies with regulations.

Gas safety at Domestic & General

At Domestic & General, our priority is the safety of our customers. That’s why all of our engineers who carry out gas work are Gas Safe registered. You can be confident knowing they have the right skills and qualifications to work on your gas appliances.

If your gas appliance needs a repair, you can arrange for a qualified Gas Safe engineer to come and fix it.

About the author

Ian Palmer-Smith

With 39 years working in operations, appliance maintenance and repairs. Ian is our go to expert for all things appliances. He is known for having the answer to any boiler query or washing machine debate on the tip of his tongue. Ian regularly contributes to the blog to share his wisdom further afield and help people out when our appliances aren’t working as we expect.

Last year, Ian was recognised as a finalist in the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers’ Gas Leadership Award, a testament to his authority in the industry.

Ian is passionate about promoting awareness for carbon monoxide safety and has even represented Domestic and General at the House of Commons to discuss the importance of carbon monoxide safety around the home.

When not at work, Ian is occupied by taxing his sons to various sporting events, watching  football, rugby and more sports,.

To benefit from Ian’s wealth of knowledge on all things gas safety and appliance care, check out some of his blogs below.

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