When you require domestic heating services in Worthing and the nearby areas, it is important to hire Gas Safe contractors to ensure work is safe and adheres to government regulations. As professional gas engineers, we are fully qualified to provide efficient and reliable services which always put the interests of our customers first.
The term ‘Gas Safe’ gets thrown around a lot, but many people are unsure of what exactly it means, and how important it is. With a third of UK adults admitting they do not check if engineers working in their homes are Gas Safe registered, we have provided some key information about the Gas Safe Register:
The Gas Safe Register, which replaced CORGI in 2009, is the UK’s official list of businesses and engineers who are registered to work on all kinds of gas appliances. Being on the register lets customers know that we provide safe and competent boiler repairs and other heating services.
By law, all contractors who work with gas appliances must be on the Gas Safe Register.
To be added to the Gas Safe Register, engineers and businesses must meet a number of key requirements. This lets customers know that we are genuine, reliable gas engineers, and includes:
Relevant Qualifications – Installers must have completed a qualification in the type of work they are providing, or have been awarded with an ACS or QCF for delivering services which meet the required national standard.
Training – Gas Safe engineers must retrain every 5 years to ensure we continue to uphold the latest requirements and safety practices.
Probation – When joining the Gas Safe Register, there is a 3-month probationary period, during which time the register reviews and inspects all work businesses carry out. To pass probation and join the register, engineers must pass their inspections.
To make sure customers continue to receive safe and legal services, businesses need to renew registrations every year. Before you allow gas engineers in Worthing to work in your home, it is important to check that they have a valid Gas Safe registration card. Every member of our team carries relevant documentation which we are happy to show on request.
When working with gas appliances, the importance of hiring registered gas engineers cannot be ignored. If carried out incorrectly or poorly, this kind of work can pose serious risks, going so far as to be deadly.
Poor workmanship is likely to damage boilers and central heating systems, resulting in expensive repairs and replacements which could have been avoided. It also puts your household at risk from the dangers associated with illegal services.
When installed and maintained properly by companies such as Dean Widdows Ltd, gas appliances are perfectly safe and economical.
By choosing us, customers in Worthing have complete peace of mind they are receiving the highest quality work from qualified and trusted engineers, resulting in a safe, efficient and warm home.