Plumber sentenced for illegal gas work!

We run a range of Gas courses and Plumbing courses so we are always interested in what's going on in the world surrounding these trades...A plumber has been sentenced to 16-months in prison after a string of dangerous, rushed and illegal boiler installations and repairs. The man in question is a plumber by trade and has no formal qualifications in gas and wasn't registered with the Gas Safe Register, however, he mislead his victims into believing that he was a registered engineer! The man had even been warned on national television (BBC's Watchdog) that he was breaking the law. The work he did was unsafe and he put several families at risk.

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Gas Training Courses at Able Skills.

If you are currently working as plumber and you often get questions about gas work, no matter how tempting it might be to carry out the work for the extra cash, it can have serious consequences to your life and career. If you want to expand your opportunities, do it the right way and get qualified with our help here at Able Skills. We know that these two trades go hand-in-hand and because of that we have put together Qualified Plumber Gas Training Packages - These options are tailored to already professional plumbers looking to add the trade of gas to their arsenal!

There is no need to put yourself in a situation where you know that you are doing a task that you are not legally supposed to be doing. Getting qualified can set you up for years of successful trading in both plumbing and gas. You have not passed the relevant health and safety tests and you are putting people at risk, you do not want the repercussions if something was to go wrong with an appliance that you installed or repaired. Gas is a serious subject as it comes with real danger to life from things such as carbon monoxide poisoning which can be fatal. Do it the right way and prepare for success!

Gas Training for Qualified Plumbers:

We offer 3-different Qualified Plumber Gas Training Packages. We usually recommend our Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package 2 as it includes the major courses need to be successful in the trade. This course includes all of the elements that you need to become a qualified Gas Engineer such as 5-weeks of hands-on training, portfolio completion and an ACS assessment. The portfolio section of this course is a means for you to collect evidence that you can carry out work efficiently and correctly, to complete this you will need to work along-side an already 'Gas Safe Registered' Engineer and with their assistance, you will undertake a variety of gas work on a variety of appliances to meet the requirements of the portfolio to move you on to your formal gas assessments (ACS). You will receive guidance throughout on how the portfolio evidence should be recorded. Remember that before going out and carrying out Gas work you will too need to become registered with the Gas Safe Register as it is a legal requirement in the UK.

How do I become Gas Safe Registered?

An 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!

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Additional Information:

If you would like to gain more insight into our range of Plumbing courses / Gas courses then feel free to give us a call on 01322 280 202. Alternatively, you can come and visit us during opening hours, no appointment needed, we are open 7-days a week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30. We will assist you in any way that we can whether you are looking for some guidance on the right course for you or you simply would prefer to enroll in person. We will even show you around our facility so that you can see for yourself where and how you will be studying.

You may be interested in our accommodation if you live a fair distance from our training centre here in Dartford, Kent. We have accommodation available exclusively to our students for the reasonable price of £20 per night! - If you are interested in accommodation make sure to contact us ahead of when you are due to start your course as spaces are limited! 

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