Doing it yourself is great but not when it comes to DIY Gas work!


Whilst we are all spending more time than usual at home it may be tempting to take on some tasks around the household. When it comes to Gas you need to be very careful messing with appliances, unsafe gas DIY has already resulted in emergency engineer call-outs during this social distancing period. By all means, give the house a new lick of paint or fix that faulty doorknob but when it comes to appliances that can be potentially fatal if installed incorrectly sometimes it's better to contacts professional rather than create a risk for yourself and your family.


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Gas safe registered engineer.


Work involving gas appliances is difficult for those with little experience cand should be left until it can be safely and legally done by a Gas Safe registered engineer. DIY gas work can be dangerous, potentially even fatal, the incorrect installation and or removal of appliances can result in a leak of carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas that can cause nausea, confusion. When too much carbon monoxide is in the air, your body replaces the oxygen in your red blood cells with carbon monoxide. This can lead to serious tissue damage or even death.


If you ignore the risks of inexperienced gas installations and take up your hand at installing, for example, a new boiler in your home, be aware of the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness. And the signs of an unsafe gas appliance include a lazy yellow flame, black marks or stains, increased condensation and intermittent pilot light. If you suspect unsafe gas as a result of DIY accidents or for any other reason it is very important to contact a professional and registered gas engineer despite lockdown.


Seeking Training?


We do not run any DIY style Gas courses as the installation of gas appliances non-registered is illegal. However, if you are interested in a career in Gas then you're in the right place, we have 18+ years of experience producing top-quality Gas Engineers! Our  New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 is the perfect option for an aspiring professional as it includes the three main elements that you need to start working out in the industry; 7-weeks of hands-on training, portfolio completion and an ACS assessment!  The course can be taken on a full-time or part-time option like these students below opted for, there is no difference in the level of qualification, the only discrepancy is the total amount of time that it will take to complete!


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Filming for upcoming Virtual Training - Gas courses.


Here at Able Skills, we are doing our absolute best to provide a great, safe environment for people to gain valuable trade skills during this difficult time. It is import that we reduce the number of students at any given time to preserve this safe environment. As pictured above we are currently preparing to provide Virtual Training options for Gas courses allowing students to get started with the theory side of this course from home! This would include both videos and live classrooms. This option would allow the opportunity for students to learn the theory surrounding the trade before attending the centre for practical learning and so on.


More details:


We will be releasing more information in the coming days on exactly how these online/virtual training options will work and keep you updated on when you can get started! Following the government's advice is critical to protecting the NHS and saving lives. Many thanks to all of the students bearing with the current situation we will work hard to get you back on track and to aspiring traders we hope to see you soon. Our phone lines are now back during the week, feel free to call us on 0808 100 3245! 


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