What is the Gas Safe Register? February 17, 2022 As a homeowner in search of a gas engineer in Redditch, it's so important that you check the gas credentials of every engineer that comes into your home. The reason for this is that only Gas Safe registered engineers are trained and qualified to carry out work involving gas appliances. What is the Gas Safe Register? The Gas Safe Register is a list of all UK businesses that have undergone strict training, have their work regularly checked against safety standards and are legally qualified to work with gas appliances such as gas boilers, cookers/ovens, fires. Upon inspection, if the engineer's work is found to be sub-standard and below the expectations of Gas Safe, the engineer can be suspended or completely removed from the register. If you have recently booked a boiler installation with a Gas Safe installer in Redditch but are concerned about the standard of their work, we'd recommend you get in touch with the Register so they can carry out a full inspection. What is the difference between the Gas Safe Register and CORGI? Nothing at all. The Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI in 2009 as the official gas registration body in the UK. That said, if an engineer that you hire only has a CORGI card but no Gas Safe card, they are unable to legally carry out gas work. Remember to check the gas credentials of every gas engineer that comes into your home. How do I know the engineer is Gas Safe? There are two ways to find out if the heating engineer you hire is Gas Safe registered or not. 1. You can ask the engineer to show you their Gas Safe card (they are legally required to show you their ID upon request). 2. For further peace of mind, you can head over to the Gas Safe Register and check on the engineer's credentials using their registration number, company name etc. Our Gas Safe Registration number is 558349 and we cover Redditch and the surrounding areas. Do NOT take the risk. Hiring a non-Gas Safe Registered engineer puts your family and home at risk of gas leaks, fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and potential explosions. The Gas Safe qualification ensures that your family are safe. Contact our Gas Safe Registered Engineers in Redditch Lakins Heating & Plumbing are proudly Gas Safe Registered and we're based in Redditch, covering Alvechurch, Studley, Alcester, Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas. If you would like to get in touch with our engineers for a boiler installation, boiler service or any heating or gas work, please fill in our contact form or call us on 07976 271 681.