Another case of unsafe gas work!

 

It is sad how often this topic appears in the news, however, it is a topic that we here at Able Skills feel strongly about. We promote health & safety and require all of our students to complete a health & safety test for every trade that we offer not just for our Gas courses! However, some people never learn and today's case is no different...A dodgy Gas Engineer who left a customer’s house at risk of an explosion has been told to fork out more than £20,000 for his wrongdoings. The so-called 'Gas Engineer' carried out multiple jobs handling gas appliances despite not being a member of the regulatory Gas Safety Register and not approved by the Health and Safety Executive. Every Gas Engineer knows that it is a legal requirement in the UK to be registered with the Gas Safe Register - This is for the safety of the public and the tradesmen themselves.

 

This was not by accident and it is not like this tradesman wasn't aware of this legal requirement, in fact, he falsely claimed to customers to be a member of the Gas Safety Register, falsifying registration numbers to carry out work on boilers, hobs and fires. This is a ridiculous length to go considering that the cost of a new application is £362 plus VAT. This includes one engineer and registration fees for one year. Not completing the health & safety test and paying this fee has resulted in the man in question owing £20,000 and being suspended from being able to carry out any kind of trade work in a domestic setting.

 

Gas courses

Gas Safe Registered Engineer.

 

Looking to become a Gas Engineer?

 

This year is the year to make a change! Take the time to put the hard work in and switch to a career as a Gas Engineer and there is no better place to learn this trade than here at Able Skills. We have been teaching and producing professionals via our gas courses for over 10+ years, we know what it takes to go from a novice level to an expert working out in the industry! Ready to begin training? Then your best option is our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 as this package includes all elements needed to begin working the trade. - We have spaces available on this course starting in April & June this year! 

 

This 7-week package of learning will include:

 

  • Training on aspects of health and safety-relevant within the gas industry, including asbestos awareness
  • Training to work safely around electrical systems
  • Training in the use of copper and low carbon steel so that your pipe skills are established at an acceptable standard.
  • Training on heating controls, Airing cupboard and radiator installation practices
  • Training in all areas of domestic gas safety

 

Now...Obviously, before you start working you will need to register with the Gas Safe Register, this is a legal requirement for anybody looking to install, remove and or alter a gas appliance  - Do not make the same mistake as our dodgy engineer...You can do this by going to their website, however, before applying you must complete an ACS assessment, lucky for you this is included in our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 - Go to gassaferegister.co.uk to apply!

 

For more information:

 

Want to understand more about how our Gas courses work? Simply contact us by calling 0808 100 3245! We are happy to help answer questions, resolve issues and generally help you towards achieving your personal career goals! If you would prefer to speak to a representative of Able Skills in person then you can visit us any day of the week or weekends - We are open all year round between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30. If you are interested in becoming a qualified Gas Engineer there is no better training provider of gas courses around, we do our absolute best to ensure that our students understand the health and safety surrounding the trade as well as having great confidence in their new-found practical and theoretical knowledge.

 

If you live a considerable distance from our centre then be aware that we do offer accommodation exclusively to our students for just £20 per night! - If you are interested in the accommodation that we offer then please contact us ahead of your courses' start date as spaces are limited! 

 

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