To anyone lacking knowledge of the Gas Safe Register, you should definitely give this a read!
There are a number of engineers that will be more than happy to come into your home to carry out gas works without being registered as a gas safe engineer. While this might be a local handyman, or your brother, it shouldn’t matter. Having a gas safe registered engineer is the only way to have a 100% guarantee that your gas appliances are safe.
How do I tell if my gas engineer is registered?
Don’t worry about it! All Gas Safe registered engineers are required to keep a gas safe register ID card to prove that they are fully qualified for the works you have hired them for. We would recommend that you ask to see this before they carry out any gas work in your home or business. The engineers at David McKail Plumbing & Heating are, of course, all trained and certified as gas safe engineers in Stirling, so your peace of mind is guaranteed when we take on a job for you.
If you aren’t 100% certain about your engineer, it is easy enough to check. Simply ask to see the engineer’s ID, check the following details on the card:
• The photo;
• The start date and expiry date;
• The licence number;
• The security hologram;
• The engineer is from the business you employed;
• The engineer is qualified for the job you need done;
• The engineer has up-to-date qualifications.
Why is it important?
Now, at this point, you might be asking yourself: so I have all of this information, but why does it matter? Well, it’s all about your safety and it does matter a great deal!
By having someone without the right skills and qualifications work on a gas line in your home or business, you could expose yourself to the risks of gas leaks, fire, carbon monoxide poisoning. These can all be life-threatening and fatal, so we believe it is in your best interest to know all of this information before you hire any engineer to come into your home or business. Here at David McKail Plumbing & Heating, we make sure that all of our engineers are gas safe registered to ensure the safety of all of our clients as well as their protection.