The Significance of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Who are Gas Safe registered engineers? When we talk about gas heating systems, the term “Gas Safe registered engineers” always crops up. Is it just a classification of workers or is there something special about this breed of professionals in the gas industry? At RJ Gas Appliances Ltd, we pride ourselves of the fact that we only employ Gas Safe registered engineers to render services to our clients. Gas Safe registered engineers are the only people that are legally-certified to render service in gas-related industries. These people have spent time, money and effort to undergo proper training in the installation, repair and inspection of gas appliances that are used for cooking and heating our homes.  They must then undergo rigid examinations in order to get certification the area of gas work that they intend to do.  These certifications are under the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and known as the Nationally Accredited Scheme (ACS), or they may have the equivalen S/NVQ qualifications.  They are accredited only on their areas of competency. After receiving a recognised certification, they must then register with the Gas Safe Register.   It is legally mandated that workers in this industry must register with the Gas Safe Register in order to practice their trade. Only Gas Safe registered engineers are legally allowed to undertake gas works in our home or in commercial gas industries.  People who are not registered are then deemed illegal gas engineers and are accountable to the law. There are many reports of accidents happening, sometimes resulting to dire consequences, because the work done on gas-related installations or repairs were done by illegal gas engineers.  The...

Gas dangers in winter and annual checks

In the UK, our winters are getting colder and longer requiring the use of our gas heaters, cookers, and fires. Although this gives us an escape from the cold outside, all gas appliances should be checked annually to make sure they are functioning correctly and working safely. Without these crucial checks you could be exposing you and your family to carbon monoxide poisoning and a variety of other dangers. Our customers need to be aware that there are indicators to show when your appliance isn’t working properly and requires servicing: The flame of your appliance is yellow and ‘lazy’ rather than burning with a ‘crisp’ blue flame. Soot marks or black stains form around your appliance The pilot light isn’t continuously on rather flickers on and off There is a high amount of condensation in the room Overall the appliance isn’t functioning correctly. RJ Gas Appliances Ltd Services provides gas fire service and repairs, boiler service and repairs and other gas appliance checks in the London area. Our company believes that safety and value are key which reflects in our much needed value for money service. Our registered engineers inspect your gas appliances in a number of ways: Inspection of settings to make sure that they are burning correctly and are running at the right operating pressure. Harmful gases such as Carbon Monoxide are being disposed of outside your home effectively. All ventilation such as chimneys and flue are clear and fully functioning All the safety devices are working at full function. As a well established company who has been working for over 35 years within our field we...

Gas Fire Problem E5

  How to deal with a Gas Fire Problem E5 If you’re experiencing any kind of alarming issues or Gas Fire Problem E5, contact Gas Safe Corgi registered RJ Gas, and we’ll have the problem fixed in no time flat. Solving a Gas Fire Problem E5 We were contacted by a customer who was experiencing an unexpected problem with their gas fire. They had to turn it off because after having it on full, it went out. It was the 2nd time that it went out like that, and they were curious if they should have us come take a look at it. The answer was an emphatic yes! The reason is because this is typically a sign that the product’s safety devises or measures kicked in and turned the flame off as a precautionary measure. Usually they are ODS, or Oxygen Depletion System fireplaces. Of course the last thing you would want is to wait until someone is harmed as a result of ignoring a problem that could be so serious. Gas Fire Problem E5 Explanation This type of behavior is most commonly caused by the pilot flame not being able to sustain the safety thermocouple as hot as it needs to be to keep the safety magnet sufficiently open. This will cause the fire to shut down in a really short amount of time. If you get your gas appliances checked on an annual basis, the chance of problems occurring and you being left in the cold during winter months is reduced. We got there quickly, took a look, cleared debris and dust away, checked the feed...

Gas Fire Service in Stratford E14

Gas fire service once a year is not only a good idea, it may keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.   A gas fire is a gas heater that is used to heat one room or an outside area. Also commonly called a space heater, it runs by burning natural gas, butane, propane or liquified petroleum gas. A gas fir can be flued or non flued, vented or non vented.   Gas Fire Service Dust, pet hair, and other debris in your home is attracted to heat and often clogs the injectors and pilot assembly unit of your gas fire. Without a gas fire service, the mixture of oxygen and gas could become imbalanced, causing incomplete combustion. Incomplete combustion produces carbon monoxide. It is best to have the service done once a year. You can observe this yourself. Call us immediately to service your gas fire if your fire shows any of these symptoms. flame is low or yellow gas fire is difficult to light or keeps clicking instead of taking the flame flame shoots up high in areas and low in others black sooting appears on radiants (the radiants are the white v ent like items in the picture below) A qualified gas safe registered engineer will: Prepare the work are and cover it with dust sheets to help keep the area clean. Remove the gas fire, including the closure plate, from where it is attached on the wall. Thoroughly inspect and clean the chimney, burner, heat exchanger and coals/radiants to make sure that there a no dusts or debris. Make sure that the...
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