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Checking the Gas Safe Register

Posted in Boilers | HVAC | Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) | Plumbing | Regulations & Practise
Published on October 2, 2019

Gas Safe Registered engineers – Don’t cut corners with gas

The Gas Safe Register is the UK’s official list of gas and plumbing businesses. By law, a gas engineer must be on the Gas Safe Register to work safely and legally on gas appliances. The same goes for businesses, whether they are carrying out domestic or commercial works.

When it comes to gas, a small saving is not worth risking lives and property. Stay safe and avoid catastrophe by ensuring your engineer is qualified.

How to find Gas Safe Registered Businesses

  1. Go to the Gas Safe Register’s “Check the Register” page
  2. Under “Find by Location”, enter your postcode
  3. Select whether you need a domestic or a commercial gas engineering business
  4. Optionally, you can choose the type of appliance which needs to be worked upon
  5. You will be shown a list of qualified businesses in your area
  6. Select from the options offered, safe in the knowledge that you are choosing a qualified, competent gas business

Checking a business on the Gas Safe Register

  1. Go to the Gas Safe Register’s “Check the Register” page
  2. Enter the business’ Gas Safe Registration number or search by the business name
  3. The business you are checking should show up in the results page
  4. Click through to “View our Engineers” or expand “Company Services” for more information

Kiasu Workforce Gas Safe Register Screenshot

How to check an engineer’s Gas Safe Registration

  1. Go to the Gas Safe Register’s “Check the Register” page
  2. Enter the Gas Safe Registration number which is on the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card
  3. Your engineer should be happy – in fact, they should be proud – to show you their credentials. If they don’t want to disclose this information, find another engineer who is willing to operate transparently
  4. Click through to view information for that engineer, including the types of system they are qualified to work on

Details to check on the front of the card:

  • The engineer’s photo
  • The start and expiry dates
  • The licence number
  • The security hologram
  • The engineer is from the business you employed

Details to check on the back of the card:

  • The engineer is qualified to carry out the gas job you’ve employed them to do
  • Their qualifications are up-to-date

If you don’t know the name of the business, or would like to search for an individual engineer by name, that’s fine. Just call the Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500 to check details.

Gas safety certificates & record keeping

Building Regulations Compliance Certificate

You should receive a compliance certificate if a Gas Safe Registered engineer installs a heating gas appliance in your property. This informs the Local Authority of the new appliance. The certificate should be posted to you within 28 days of a new appliance being installed.

Gas Safety Record

The documentation an engineer leaves behind depends upon the purpose and type of work carried out. The only legally required documentation is a Landlord Gas Safety Record. This details exactly what checks the engineer has carried out and if the appliances checked meet the appropriate standards of safety.

Kiasu Workforce Landlord's Gas Safety Record

Gas Safe Register Summary

To finalise, checking the Gas Safe Register couldn’t be quicker or easier. It’s the best way to guarantee your safety, and the quality of the work that will be done.

Obviously, it would be best not to need any work doing (read our boiler maintenance tips!). But when the time comes, a quick check is all it takes to secure peace of mind.