Gas Safety Week Report!


Do you remember us talking about 'Gas Saftey Week' in September? Well, we tried to do our bit to raise awareness of the dangers of Gas and how to stay safe in your homes, we teach Gas courses so it is important to us that our students understand the health & safety aspects surrounding the trade. Today we will be talking a little bit about the result of the 'Gas Saftey Week' efforts as a whole, not by us but by everybody involved. In fact, 5,000 individuals and organisations took part to try and raise awareness of safety surrounding Gas! The combined public reach of our campaigns was estimated to be around 5million! 


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Gas Safety Week! Taking a look back at the efforts of Gas Safety Week!


The efforts of everybody involved will hopefully affect many peoples lives, in diffrent ways from parents keeping their homes and children safe to those who are vulnerable such as the older generation. New research published for 'Gas Saftey Week' highlighted the confusion surrounding the signs of unsafe gas appliances amongst those who care for a vulnerable loved one. Three-quarters of the people asked said that safety was a key reason for checking on their loved one, yet 92% were not aware of all the potential signs of an unsafe gas appliance. This is particularly worrying as one in five homes investigated by the Gas Safe Register were found to have unsafe appliances within the property!

Overall the efforts of everybody's social media posts, articles, posters and so on will have had some impact big or small, the point of the occasion is to raise awareness, we know that Gas Saftey is not an issue that people think about on a regular basis so it is important to do our bit to contribute to the raising of knowledge on the subject. Something as simple as buying a Carbon Monoxide Detector for around £20 online could save you and your family from CO poisoning, this is a very easy thing to implement into your life and we want more and more people to be aware and stay safe!


Interested in becoming a Gas Safe Registered Engineer?


We run two different sets of courses one set of packages for new entrants and one set of packages for experienced plumbers looking to add Gas training to their arsenal. All of these courses can be taken on a full-time (Monday - Friday) or part-time basis (Saturday & Sunday). We know that it is impossible for some to spend their week at our training centre so hopefully, this part-time option gives some people the opportunity to give gas training a go!


New Entrant Gas Training Packages:


We run 3 different New Entrant Gas Training Packages - each includes a different number of courses, the first is the fundamental training. Over a period of 7-weeks, you will learn through practical experience, tasks and assessments. You will also learn the theoretic knowledge on a very large range of topics including:

  • 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


New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 includes portfolio completion and an ACS assessment, both of which are necessary when looking to become an engineer. The third and final package includes everything talked about above but also includes a Boiler Fault Finding Course which is a course that will further your fault finding skills when working specifically with boilers!


We currently have 5-spaces for our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 starting April, June & July 2020!


Need more information?


We will be back open from the 3rd of January! If you would like some more information about our range of Gas courses then feel free to give us a call on 01322 280 202. Alternatively, if you would like to speak with a member of staff in person then you are welcome to come into our office unannounced, during opening hours 8:30 -16:30 we will help you to determine the best course for your personal goals, answer questions, resolve issues and generally provide you with all the information that you need!

If you live a fair distance from our facility and the commute is halting your enrolment, then please be aware that we have accommodation available exclusively for our students just a short walk from our facility for the reasonable price of £20 per night!

Find us at:

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


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