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Don’t cut corners – Gas Safe Register campaign

If you’ve been keeping a keen eye out, you may have seen posters, heard radio adverts, viewed videos and read social media posts about the Gas Safe Register’s brand new awareness campaign. Designed to remind people not to ‘cut corners’ when it comes to gas safety, the campaign is also urging those having gas work carried out to check the Register to ensure they use a legally qualified engineer for all work.
 
Work on gas appliances  must only ever be carried out by competent, Gas Safe Registered professionals. It takes just a moment to double check to see if an engineer is Gas Safe Registered, and if you don’t it can cost you far more than the money to rectify faulty work.

The CIPHE is wholeheartedly in support of Gas Safe’s latest campaign and so we have put together the following tips to help you find a registered engineer online.

1) A flashy website is not always an indication of someone’s skill and competence as an installer, so the best place to start is either the Gas Safe website or the CIPHE’s own website. You can then be assured that your engineer has the right registrations, skills, qualifications and experience to do a good job:

https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/find-an-engineer/

http://www.ciphe.org.uk/consumer/find-a-plumber/

2) If you have found an engineer by other means, maybe word-of-mouth, an online recommendation or a local advert, then you still need to double check they are Gas Safe Registered before they commence any work on gas. Verifiable installers really won’t mind if you ask to confirm their credentials before they start work. To do this, ask your engineer for their  license number and go to https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/find-an-engineer/#checkanengineer.

 This online tool not only helps you to see if they are registered, it also allows you to double check that they are qualified to do the type of gas work you need them to undertake.

3) And if they are claiming to be a CIPHE member too, you can simply check by typing in their CIPHE membership number into our online verification tool.

So the next time you need some gas work done, just remember that taking a few minutes to double check your engineer’s credentials can save you a lot of time, hassle and money in the long run. 

You can find out more on the ‘Don’t cut corners’ campaign at https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/