What is a Gas Registered Plumber?
If you have gas fitted in your home or at your place of work it’s important that you only ever have any gas appliances installed, maintained and/or repaired by a Gas registered plumber. Under normal circumstances mains gas is quite safe; but it will remain safe only if it is serviced annually by a qualified Gas Safe registered plumber.
If you live and/or work in South London, one of the foremost plumbing and heating services providers operating in the area is CW Services (Plumbing and Heating) and all of our plumbers and gas fitters are fully Gas Safe registered.
What is the Gas Safe Register?
The Gas Safe Register is the official body that has been created to register all professionals who are qualified and registered to work both safely and legally on all types of gas appliances, including boilers, cookers and fires. They replaced CORGI, which, when it existed, was the sole official body to which all gas engineers were registered in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey.
What the Gas Safe Register Does
The Gas Safe Register exists to improve and maintain gas safety to the highest of standards. Their job is to ensure that the 120,000-plus Gas Safe registered fitters here in the UK are comprehensively qualified to work with Gas. Their brief includes:
- To investigate any gas fitters working illegally
- To carry out regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers
- To educate consumers and raise awareness of gas safety
- To investigate any reports of unsafe gas work
The risk of a gas explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning
If you employ a plumber or a gas fitter who is not Gas Safe registered, you are putting not only your life in danger, but that of anybody else who lives or works in the environment where an illegally fitted or maintained gas appliance is working.
There is not just the risk of a gas explosion to worry about, but also the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, sometimes referred to as “the silent killer.”
You can trust CW Plumbing and Heating Services’ Gas Safe registered plumbers
When you employ one of our plumbers here at CW Plumbing and Heating Services you can rest assured that all of our plumbers are Gas Safe registered. But you should also check a plumber’s or gas fitter’s registration before you let them work on any gas appliance. Always ask to see their registration card, and always check it to ensure it is not bogus or out of date.
Checking out a Gas Safe Register ID number
The easiest way to check it is to get onto the Gas Safe Register website by clicking on this link. Find the yellow check-box that says “Check a Gas Engineer” and enter the 7 digit ID registration number in the box provided. The check is immediate.
If you don’t have access to the web, you can phone the Gas Safe Register and ask a member of staff to check the ID number out for you. The number to call is 0800 408 5500.
There are plenty of plumbers and gas fitters around who work illegally without being Gas Safe registered. Their credentials look official which is why it’s important to check them out. Remember, it could be your life we’re talking about, so never take any chances. Always check it out!
A CW Plumbing and Heating Services plumber will hand you his/her card automatically
All our plumbers at CW Plumbing and Heating Services will automatically offer their card upon their arrival if they have come to work on a gas appliance.
Gas Safe plumbing services in London
If you live and or work in South London and you suspect you may have a faulty gas appliance or you need any work carrying out that involves a gas appliance, you are advised to act at once. Call us here CW Plumbing and Heating Services. We schedule visits and also operate a 24/7 emergency call out service and can be with you in a jiffy. The numbers to call are 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.