When should you book a boiler repair?


When is the right time to book a boiler repair? Well, there are few factors that you should think about, in the article we will go over some of the major indicators that you should give a Gas Engineer a call! Don't take the risk, get somebody in! Firstly, as soon as you know your boiler is malfunctioning it is time to get hold of a trader, there are many dangeroues things about leaving a boiler that has a problem and its much safer to get it sorted as soon as detected for the well-being of your family, neighbours and yourself!


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The dangers of CO emissions:


One of the most impactful consequences of ignoring a faulty boiler is CO or Carbon Monoxide...This odourless gas can be lethal, in other words, it is impossible to detect without the proper equipment. If your appliance is not burning its fuel efficiently, it could be poisoning you. In a confined environment, this can be deadly.

Remember if you are going to hire a Gas Engineer that they are Gas Safe Registered! This is a legal requirement in the UK. All Gas Safe Registered Engineers will be carrying their ID card - you can check the legitimacy of the trader by asking to see their card and typing their card number into www.gassaferegister.co.uk


A gas or electric boiler:


Now if you have a Gas Boiler then you will need to employ a Gas Safe Registered Engineer as soon as you find a fault! However, if you have an electrical boiler then you do not require a Gas Safe Registered Engineer, any heating engineer will do. The good thing about having an electric boiler is that they don’t require an annual service. There is no danger of CO emissions as there is no flame - they can be a much safer option.


Looking for gas training courses?


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.


Experienced plumber seeking gas training?


We have specially designed courses for qualified plumbers, we know that this is a typical route for plumbers. The ability to perform both types of work makes you more attractive to customers and will overall earn you more money! Access and entry to the Gas industry has previously been known to be a long-drawn-out process, typically taking at least 2 years. However, there are now quicker ways to access the gas industry and there is no longer the requirement to spend years at College before even being considered for the industry. Our Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package 2 provides you with all the essentials when looking to start out in this trade.


Need more?


If you want to talk with a representative of Able Skills about any of the gas courses that we offer, then give us a call on 0808 100 3245. Check our website for information on available dates and course content. Alternatively, you can come straight into our office without any prior arrangement, we welcome in candidates during our opening hours of 8:30 - 16:30 feel free to come in have a chat and look around our facility any day of the week - we are open Monday - Sunday all year! 


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