In this article we tell you how to make sure your plumber has the right Gas Safe ID Card. The reason for this is, if you think that checking verbally that your plumber is Gas Safe Registered was enough, you are wrong. You are required to carry out a detailed inspection of the person’s Gas Safe ID Card. Watch the video below, or, read our article to find out what you must do.
So, you have actually inspected your Gas Safe engineer is Gas Safe Registered on the Gas Safe Register site, or given them a call on their totally free helpline number.
Prior to your letting your gas engineer into your home to maintain or repair your gas devices, there’s another thing you need to do. You need to examine their Gas Safe ID card.
All Gas Safe signed up engineers will bring an ID card.
When they show up on your doorstep if they do not reveal to you their ID card then do not hesitate to ask to see it.
On the Gas Safe ID card there are 4 things that you need to examine:
- that the picture does show the engineer who is present, in your house
- the start date and expiration date of the card. If it has actually ended please contact Gas Safe Register.
- the distinct private licence number on top as well as embossed in the middle of the card, and lastly,
- Gas Safe security hologram at the bottom.
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By UK law, all gas engineers have to be on the Gas Safe Register when operating in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that not all Gas Safe signed up engineers can deal with all kinds of gas home appliances.
You have to examine the back of the card to make sure that the work noted, is exactly what your engineer has arrived to do in your house.
For instance, do you desire them to service your gas boiler?>
Examine that it states ‘Gas Boiler’ on the back of the card, and examine that the credentials noted depend on date. Likewise examine that at least pipes/ pipework is noted, as this is the engineer’s minimum security certification to operate in your house.
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