Don't take the risk when it comes to gas safety!


A man who illegally claimed to be a Gas Safe Registered Engineer carried out gas work at a chip shop that could have caused an explosion! Bolton crown court heard how the man in question created his own fake documents to create the illusion that he was a qualified and registered engineer...This not only put him in danger but the people working in the shop and the public who could have been harmed on the street outside.

The man somehow managed to create a gas leak and didn't notice and left the premises - the leak was in the basement of the establishment. It was later discovered that there were also faults with the gas interlock system caused by the same 'engineer'. By law, all gas engineers have to be registered with the Gas Safety Register if working in the UK.

It turns out that this cowboy engineer was registered between November 2015 and March 2016 with a previous employer. But since then has switched companies and forged his own documents, so that he could carry out work illegally. This was a deliberate act, the man in question is guilty of not only working without registration but illegal because he provided false documentation to give assurances to those he was carrying out the work for!


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The Gas Safe Register


If you would like to get some information about how to become a Gas Safe Engineer then you are in the right place, here at Able Skills, we take pride in our ability to take our students from a beginner level right up to ACS assessments before they become registered with the Gas Safe Register - which we obviously highly advise!

Gas training options:


So you are looking for some comprehensive gas training? If you are completely new to the trade but you are confident it is something you want to commit to and be involved with, then the best way to start is to get on board with our New Entrant Gas Training Packages. These 7-week training programmes will give you a fantastic foundation of knowledge to work from, our instructors are all very experienced in the subject after working in the industry for a number of years and now teaching. They know how to get the information across for the theoretical side of the programme but also know everything there is to know in a practical setting, do not be afraid to ask them questions if you're ever stuck, that is what they are here for to help you in any way they can!

The reason there are 3 separate New Entrant Gas Training Packages is simple, they each contain a diffrent number of courses, the 1st is just simply the 7-week gas training programme. The 2nd includes portfolio completion which is an essential step when looking to become a registered engineer, it also includes an ACS assessment, which is a test of competence to acknowledge if he skills learnt in the programme have sunk in and that you are capable of carrying out correct, safe and efficient gas work! New Entrant Gas Training Package 3 includes everything talked about above but also includes a specialised Boiler Fault Finding Course to help familiarise students with boiler maintenance and so on.

Contact us:


If you would like to contact us regarding Gas courses or any other training that we provide here at our training centre, then do not hesitate to get a hold of us. You can do that in a couple of ways, firstly, give us a call on 08081003245! Secondly, we have an open-door policy meaning that during opening hours (8:30 - 16:30) we are happy to see anyone that comes into our office, we will show you around and give you advice, recommendations and answer any questions you may have about Gas courses or other training. We are located in Dartford on the border between London and Kent, just a short walk away from Dartford train station!

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS


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