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Gas Safety Week is Next Week!

Gas Safety Week is Next 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!

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.

 

gas courses Gas Safety Week!

 

Gas Saftey Week!

 

Gas Safety Week is being held between 15th - 21st of September, it is an opportunity for the accreditation body to raise awareness of gas safety. The week sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

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.

 

Gas courses Make sure that if you hire a Gas engineer you check that they are 'Gas Safe Registered' for the safety of you and your family!

 

How do I become Gas Safe Registered?

 

Before applying you must have the relevant qualifications, experience and evidence. Currently, they only accept a few qualifications including; National Vocational Qualification, Accredited Certification Scheme and Scottish Vocational Qualification.

Here at Able Skills, we offer courses such as our Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package that includes core domestic gas safety. This ACS 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!

Gas Training?

 

Well, the best way to start is to get stuck in...here at Able Skills we have Gas courses that are specifically geared towards new entrants. For example, the Gas New Entrant Gas Training Package is 7-weeks in total, you will learn the skills that are required for you to eventually be in a position to register with Gas Safe. This package of learning is devised to take you step by step through the various training in the essential skills required to become a safe and competent Gas Engineer.

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