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What is the Gas Safe register?

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What is the Gas Safe register?

All gas engineers who work in the United Kingdom, Guernsey and the Isle of Man must be registered with the Gas Safe register.  

But what is the Gas Safe register? 

In this blog, we will take a look at the Gas Safe register, what it does and its role in protecting the public from unsafe gas work.

Gas Safe register or CORGI?

The Gas Safe register is the official list of engineers and businesses that can legally work on gas appliances in the UK, including boilers, cookers and fires.

CORGI was the register for gas engineers from 1991 to 2009.  In 2009, the Gas Safe register fully replaced CORGI.

The CORGI logo was well recognised by consumers thanks to a strong advertising campaign at the time.  

In 2019 – a decade after the CORGI scheme ceased – research undertaken for Gas Safety Week indicated that 58% of consumers still looked for CORGI registration when choosing a gas engineer.

Today, it is a legal requirement for gas engineer to be Gas Safe registered, regardless of when they qualified.  

Why do gas engineers need to be Gas Safe registered?

Unfortunately, unsafe gas appliances still cause many injuries and some deaths every year.  

Unsafe gas appliances present serious risks to residents from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Gas leaks from faulty appliances can cause devastating and fatal explosions. 

In the first eight months of 2020, British Gas engineers identified 26,000 unsafe gas appliances during home visits.  

What does the Gas Safe register do?

The Gas Safe register’s objective is to protect the public from unsafe gas work.  

It does this by regularly inspecting Gas Safe registered engineers to ensure they are working safely and competently.  

It investigates reports of unsafe gas work and tracks down those carrying out illegal gas work.

It also aims to educate consumers about gas safety in the home, raising awareness through events such as the annual Gas Safety Week.

The scheme is administered by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

How do you become Gas Safe registered?

The Gas Safe register puts strict requirements on gas engineers to ensure work is carried out safely and legally.

Before engineers apply for registration, they must prove their competence to a recognised awarding body.  They will have undertaken a gas apprenticeship or have trained through a dedicated training centre.  

They must be suitably experienced and hold valid Approved Certification Scheme (ACS) certification and Core Gas Safety (CCN1) and appliance assessments

Become a Gas Safe registered engineer with Teach a Trade

Teach a Trade’s Access Gas route combines all the qualifications and experience you need to become Gas Safe registered and work safely and competently as a gas engineer.  

Get in touch to find out more.