Importance of Getting Work Done By a Gas Safe Registered Company
It is very important to ensure that any plumbing and heating work you have planned is carried out by a gas safe engineer. Having an engineer that holds this qualification means you can ensure that your work meets industry standards and is carried out safely.
Here at Hoopla Heating, all of our engineers are Gas Safe Registered and highly experienced in emergency plumbing services, boiler repairs, and boiler installations. If you need a Gas Safe Engineer in the Maidenhead, Windsor, Reading, Marlow, or wider Henley on Thames area, contact Hoopla Heating today.
What Is a Gas Safe Registered Engineer?
The Gas Safe Register is the official list of businesses that are legally permitted to carry out gas work. Not all engineers are qualified to do all types of gas work. Before your engineer begins carrying out your work, you need to check their ID card. All the work they are qualified for will be noted there. You can find our Gas Safe listing on the Gas Safe Register website. Every registered plumbing and heating business employs an engineer(s), who are issued with a Gas Safe ID card. If the employee doesn’t have one, the company can choose to provide them with the relevant training to acquire one.
How to Check if a Plumber is Gas Safe Registered?
It is a legal requirement for all engineers to be on the Gas Safe register. If a plumber is not on this register, they are not permitted to safely work on gas appliances. Someone without the right qualifications could cause catastrophic harm. However, according to the Gas Safety Register, one million gas jobs are completed illegally every year. Therefore, it is highly important to check the ID and qualifications of your chosen engineer. Plumbing work carried on your boiler by an unregistered engineer could result in issues such as carbon monoxide leaks. If left unchecked, carbon monoxide leaks can prove fatal to your family. This makes using a gas safe engineer vital.
You can check whether a company is Gas Safe Registered on their official website.
Evaluating a Gas Safe ID Card
Once your engineer presents their ID card, you should immediately look for the Gas Safe security hologram. Fake cards will be unable to replicate this hologram. You should then check that the photograph on the ID card matches the engineer who turned up to the job. Once you have established that the engineer is who they say they are, you should then check the details on the card itself. For example, engineer and company name. Ensure that the card hasn’t expired and that a license number has been embossed on the card.
On the flip side of the ID card, you should find a list of appliances your engineer is qualified to work on. Ensure that your engineer has the qualifications for the work you hired them for. Some engineers are only qualified to work on specific appliances. An unsafe engineer can cause serious damage and safety issues in your system.
At Hoopla Heating, all our engineers are Gas Safe Registered and trained to the highest standards. For boiler repairs, installation or maintenance, contact Hoopla Heating today. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and outstanding reviews.