Unregistered plumber’s work sparked gas leak!


The conversation keeps coming up. Illegal Gas work is something that can be easy to get in trouble for as traders may think that it's not important and may believe that carrying out this kind of work is no big deal whilst not being registered. However, another case of un-registered work has put a plumbers livelihood on the line once again. The plumber in question installed a combi boiler and pipework in one property and relocated a boiler and associated pipework in another.

He was not registered with the Gas Safe Register and forged the signature of a registered gas engineer to complete the work before a gas leak was detected at one of the properties. The signature means that he was aware at the time of the relevance of the Gas Safe Register and chose to ignore the governing body. It is a legal requirement that anyone and everyone who carries out any kind of work involving gas appliances are registered, failing to do so can result in huge fines, court cases and aggravation that could have been easily avoided!

As a result of this particular court case, the plumber as a result of ignoring Gas Safety Regulations was sentenced to 12 weeks custody for each offence, to be served concurrently and was additionally suspended for two years. Which means that he will have to find an alternative method of income al because he didn't register and pay a measly £362.


Looking for Gas training?


If you are searching for some gas training, maybe you are considering a career as an installer or gas engineer, then look no further! Here at Able Skills, we provide top-quality gas training courses that will provide you with the essential skills of the subject and gear you towards life working in the industry. We have been teaching the subject for a number of years and our instructors are second to none - they know the trade inside out and can provide you with advice on every possible scenario. Everything that you could possibly come across working as an engineer, our instructors have already dealt with.


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Gas Training Courses at Able Skills


We have specifically designed Gas courses for both new entrants and experienced plumbers. These packages will give you everything you need to begin working in the trade. We offer experienced plumbers courses for gas as we know that this is a popular path for workers to go down in terms of the skills they tend to pick up. Plumbing and Gas are two very similar trades in many ways from both utilising pipes, heating appliances and so on the trades go hand in hand.


New-entrants Gas Packages: 


For New Entrants looking to access the gas industry and those who do not have a comprehensive background with regards to pipe-work then these packages are for you! There are 3 in total, however our most popular is New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 as it provides you with everything you need to begin working. Including; a 7-week training programme, portfolio completion and an ACS assesment! All of which are necessary when looking to become a Gas Safe Registered Engineer! 


Experienced plumber Gas Packages: 


If you are an experienced plumber then you may have already looked into the prospect of picking up Gas as a secondary skill. However, it has previously been a daunting task...Access and entry to the Gas industry has previously been known to be a long-drawn-out process, typically taking at least 2 years. But, there is now a quicker alternative. Our Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package 2 includes 5-weeks of domestic gas safety training, work placement and of course, includes an ACS assessment, as well as this, is a necessary step towards successful registration.


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!


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