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Gas Safety Week is here!

Today marks the first day of Gas Safety Week!

 

Here at Able Skills, we take health & safety very seriously! We teach all of our students the proper and correct procedures for all aspects of the trade they are learning. It should really be obvious why Gas Safety is so important; however, it is still not clear to some people how important it really is!

 

gas courses Today marks the first day of Gas Saftey Week!

 

Unfortunately, it is becoming a regular occurrence in the news, seeing ‘gas engineers’ arrested for carrying out illegal gas work or homeowners being caught up with issues surrounding illegal work. You should check with the gas engineer you have hired that they are Gas Safe registered. You can find or check an engineer at www.gassaferegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500!

What is Gas Saftey Week?

 

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. Gas appliances if not services correctly can produce carbon monoxide a poisonal gas that can be fatal to you and your family. This week is about coming together to promote the identification, prevention and procedures around gas health & safety.

We do our bit here at Able skills and teach our students the importance of safety when working with gas and promote that our students sign up to the 'Gas Safe Register' if they intend on carrying out gas work when leaving our centre!

What is Gas Safe Register?

 

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register! The purpose of this registration body is to ensure that the public and the engineer are safe. They do this by inspecting the work of Gas Safe registered engineers and investigating reports of illegal gas work. Additionally keeping the list up-to-date and accurate means that they can keep unqualified workers out of the industry.

How do I become Gas Safe Registered?

 

Here at Able Skills, we offer courses such as our Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package that includes core domestic gas safety. This includes ACS which will need to be completed before you are eligible for Gas Safe registration and this is a requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations. Also, every Gas Safe registered business renews their registration on an annual basis and updates their qualifications every 5 years, meaning you will need to refresh your memory on gas safety every 5-years!

Need some more information?

 

If you are considering giving Gas courses a go then, firstly take a look through our website at the many Gas courses that we have on offer. Then if you need some more details or you are ready to enrol you can progress online or give us a call on 08081003245. Alternatively, you can come straight down to our office, we have an open policy which means that we are happy to welcome candidates into our facility for a chat, answer questions and discuss your options in terms of Gas courses or any other training you are interested in, we will also show you around so you can get a feel for the environment that you will be learning in!

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