Understand The Gas Safe ID Card!


Let's take a look at the Gas Safe ID card. This article will be helpful for those hiring a Gas Safe Registered Engineer but also those looking to become registered themselves. It is important to remember that engineers should be carrying their card at all times, so if you have hired a tradesman to carry out work in your home do not be afraid to ask to see it!


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The front of an example Gas Safe ID card - gassaferegister.co.uk


The picture above shows an example of the front of a Gas Safe ID card as you can see it includes a license No. both at the top and in the middle this number is a unique 7-digit number. Each engineer will have their own specific number - this number can be typed into the Gas Safe Register's website  (www.gassaferegister.co.uk) to check the legitimacy of there registration, it will let you know if the card is in date so that you can be sure that you have hired a genuine engineer that is working legally. If you have any reason to suspect that your engineer is not trained or qualified then ask, it's always better to be safe than sorry especially when it comes to gas!


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This is the back of an example Gas Safe ID. - gassaferegister.co.uk


Pictured above is the back-side of a typical Gas Safe ID - as you can see on the left there is a list of different domestic work. Pay attention to this because listed here is the appliances and type of work that this particular engineer can legally carry out. If you have called out an engineer for a problem with your Gas Boiler and Gas Boiler is nowhere to be seen then be safe...Don't let them carry out the work. Also, notice 'Pipework' at the top? This is the absolute minimum safety qualification to work in your home - unsafe gas work can cause; gas leaks, explosions, fires and even lethal CO (Carbon Monoxide) poisoning, gas is a serious subject and shouldn't be taken lightly!



In search of Gas training?


If you are thinking about a career as a Gas engineer then by law you will need to be registered with the Gas Safe Register if you work in the UK...The first step, however, is gaining some excellent training. The trade can be difficult to learn but with the help of our talented instructors, it couldn't be more straight forward. - We have specific courses aimed at new entrants to the industry, these New Entrant Gas Training Packages are the perfect start towards becoming a professional.

New Entrant Gas Training Package 2, for example, is a 7-week learning programme aimed at giving you a large variety of knowledge from using a range of different systems, old and new, learning everything there is to know including; Flueing, pipework, cutting and measuring copper tube accurately and so much more! - Following completion of the 7-week gas programme, you will be deemed competent to undertake supervised gas work and so the next step towards Gas Safe registration will be to demonstrate your competence in the workplace and you do this by working alongside a Gas Safe Registered Engineer who acts as your on-site recorder/verifier, helping you to build a portfolio of evidence and prove your competence and safety working with Gas.

How do I become Gas Safe Registered?


It is much easier than you think and can be done online for an application fee of £365 which will save you a pretty penny if caught carrying out illegal gas work! To apply you will need to have completed a recognised competency test either an NVQ or an ACS!

An ACS  assessment 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!

Apply here -www.gassaferegister.co.uk/


Want some more info?


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!

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


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