Do I have to be a gas safe engineer to work on gas related appliances
Are you wondering if you should be a gas safe engineer to work on gas related appliances, if so, your not on your own as there are so many without a thought will play around with gas related appliances and why is this! Not sure? Martin Smith who is a gas safe registered engineer will explain why it is so important that when dealing with gas related appliances, you should always use a gas safe registered engineer. Just below are some related questions customers find themselves searching for information followed by some of the answers that may or may not be relevant.
- What should I look for in a gas engineer before he enters my property?
- How do I know if the gas engineer is gas safe when working on my appliances?
- What if my gas engineer is not gas safe, should I report him?
- Who should I call to report a gas engineer not being gas safe?
- Can a DIY person work on gas appliances?
- Can I work on my own gas appliance?
- Is my gas safe engineer competent to work on my gas boiler?
- If my gas safe engineer competent to work on all gas related appliances?
What should I look for in a gas engineer before he enters my property
Before the gas engineer enters your property, you should ask him for his ID (Identification), on his ID he should have a picture of what he looks like with the date showing when the ID also runs out, in most cases, you should expect that this is enough to acknowledge the gas engineer is proven to be a competent gas safe registered engineer but on the rare occasion, if you feel that something is not quite right, we can advice you to contact gas safe register of whom may advice you further.
How do I know if the gas engineer is gas safe when working on my appliances
Similar to the paragraph above, you will know if the gas engineer working on your appliance if the gas safe registered engineer proves to you that he has a gas safe ID.
What if my gas engineer is not gas safe, should I report him
If your gas engineer is not gas safe then it is important to report the gas engineer and keep as much prove as possible. It is heard so may times that a gas engineer attending a property is not gas safe either because, they have never registered with gas safe or there gas safe registration has run out. Being registered with gas safe is the only prove they have to prove there competent to work with gas and they are in fact a gas engineer.
Who should I call to report a gas engineer not being gas safe
If you want to report a gas engineer for not being gas safe, then you can either call 0800 111 999 or visit the gas safe website and follow the appropriate instruction and get the right advice.
Can a DIY person work on gas appliances
If your a DIY fanatic and your wondering if your able to work with gas related appliances, then the answer to this is definitely NO. Being a DIY fanatic does not prove you to be competent to work with gas related appliances.
Can I work on my own gas appliance
Working on your own gas appliance is just like the question above ‘ can a DIY person work on gas appliances’, again the answer is NO. Anything gas related can be dangerous and MUST only be dealt with by a gas safe registered engineer. It’s not just about your own life being put in danger but for the life’s surrounding you that may come in to danger when related to gas.
Is my gas safe engineer competent to work on my gas boiler
One of the most basic qualifications when working with gas is that the gas engineer is able to work with the boiler, this does not always mean that he is fully experienced and knows what to do when the boiler is at faulty but what it does mean, is that he has proven himself to be responsible to know if the boiler was to be unsafe or not.
If my gas safe engineer competent to work on all gas related appliances
Similar to the paragraph above, when a gas safe registered engineer enters your property and is instructed to work on certain appliances, the ID that the gas engineer carries should have the type of qualification on the back and what they have proven themselves to be competent to work on. Just because the gas engineer shows that he is gas safe, this does not prove that he is qualified to work on all appliances but shows that he is responsible for anything gas related in the property.