Importance of Getting Work Done by a Gas Safe Registered Company
Ensuring you find a Gas Safe Registered company to complete any work you have planned is very important. Having an engineer that holds this qualification means you can ensure your work is carried out safely and meets industry standards. Here at Bluewater, all of our engineers are Gas Safe Registered and highly experienced in boiler installation and emergency plumbing services. If you need a Gas Safe Engineer in Barnet, Enfield , or any surrounding North London areas, contact Bluewater 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. Every registered business employs an engineer(s), who is issued with a Gas Safe ID card or provides them with relevant training if they are not already. Not all engineers are qualified to do all types of gas work. This means that 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.
How to Check if a Company is Gas Safe Registered?
It is a law requirement for engineers to be on the Gas Safe Register to be able to work on gas appliances. Someone without the right qualifications and who is not registered 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. Therefore you must use Gas Safe Registered engineers.
You can check whether a company is Gas Safe Registered on their official website.
How to Evaluate 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 opposite side of the ID card, you will find a list of appliances your engineer is qualified to work on. Some engineers are only qualified for specific appliances. Ensure that your engineer has the qualifications to carry out the work you hired them for. If you do not see your appliance listed, do not go forward with the work. An unsafe engineer can cause serious damage and safety issues in your system.
Here at Bluewater Plumbing, all our engineers are Gas Safe Registered and trained to the highest standards. For boiler installation, repairs, or maintenance, contact Bluewater today. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and outstanding reviews.