Always ask a Gas Engineer for ID!

 

There have recently been some concerning new stories recently surrounding 'Gas Engineers' or rather people protecting to be. We are a training centre who are proud of the gas courses that we provide and we try our best to ensure that the aspiring engineers that we train understand the industry and the requirements of you as an individual. When hiring a Gas Engineer for their services it is important to ask to see their Gas Safe Register Card, you should have no hesitation asking an engineer to see their ID, you as a customer have every right to ask!

 

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Here is an example of what a Gas Safe Register card looks like.

 

Why is this important?

 

This is important as it is a legal requirement here in the UK to be registered with the Gas Safe Register when carrying out any work to do with gas. Most engineers are working safely and legally, however, there are and will always be people trying to avoid the legal path. For example, a self-employed property maintenance contractor has been sentenced recently after arranging and being in control of gas work that his contractors were not registered or competent to do, leaving it in a dangerous condition. This situation could have been avoided by checking the legitimacy of the engineer. Once you have seen the card the most important things to check is the expiry date and the licence number which can be checked online on the Gas Safe Register's' website. Additionally, on the back of these cards will be a list of appliances and tasks that the engineer is qualified to work with.

 

Thinking about a career as a Gas Engineer?

 

Here at Able Skills, we teach a range of Gas training courses. We have years of experience giving aspiring engineers a comprehensive look at how the trade works, the theory behind gas appliances and practical hands-on skills. The first step will be gaining fundamental training. You can achieve this by taking on our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 for example, this course is 7-weeks initially and includes all of the training and qualifications you'll need in preparation for Gas Safe Registration. After the initial 7-weeks, you'll take on portfolio placement and ACS assessment. To find out more about this package click the link or give us a call on 0808 100 3245 we are always happy to help!

 

Gas Safe Registration?

 

Once you have completed all 3-steps you will need to contact the Gas Safe Register, as becoming registered as an engineer is a legal requirement here in the UK. Having a registered list of engineers means that the industry is regulated and can remain as safe as possible for home-owners and the engineers themselves. Gas is a dangerous thing and can be fatal if appliances are services by untrained hands. Go to gassaferegister.co.uk to apply! When you have a solid understanding of the trade, raining behind you and the Gas Safe Register receives your qualifications from the awarding body, you can simply apply for registration.

 

 


 

Contact Us:

 

If you are interested in Gas Training courses, know that are phones lines are now operating every day of the week including weekends between 8:30 - 4:30. Call 0808 100 3245 for any bookings or further information. We are happy to help in any way that we can! We have our own accommodation which is available on a room only basis and is located only 5 minutes from the Training Centre. The Accommodation is owned by Able Skills and will only ever be used by our students; the property also has a large car park so, for any of our visitors who are considering driving to us, vehicles can be left there quite safely.

 

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