Check If Your Engineer Is Gas Safe Registered

Learn how to check if your engineer is gas safe registered using our tips below.   Check If Your Engineer Is Gas Safe Registered Gas is not only dangerous, it can be lethal. So whenever you are getting work done on any of your gas appliances – whether its boiler installation, gas fire repair or gas oven service – only a qualified engineer should do the work to ensure your and your family’s safety. Gas Safe Register was created to protect homeowners from dangerous gas work and all gas safe registered engineers are qualified and legal to carry out gas- related work. They have all been checked to ensure they have the qualifications and competency to safely and legally work with gas. So how would you check if your engineer is gas safe registered? Here’s how: A gas safe registered engineer has a Gas Safe Register ID card that indicates their licence number. There is a range of qualifications required of gas engineers to allow them to do specific types of gas work. The card will also tell you the type of gas work they are qualified to do. Check the ID card for other information such as: The photo The start date and expiration date The licence number The security hologram The name of the business that the engineer works for The back of the ID card should show that: Your engineer is qualified to do the gas work you want done e.g. cooker, boiler, gas fire Their qualifications are up to date If your engineer does not show you their Gas Safe Registered ID card upon arriving at your home, always ask for it....

Gas Safety Tips

Learn a few gas safety tips for using and maintaining your home appliances.   We all rely on our gas appliances to perform everyday chores – cook, do the dishes, do the laundry, etc – and to keep us warm. While gas appliances are very useful, improper installation, maintenance and use can cause serious safety and health threats to you and your  family.   Gas Safety Tips Here are some gas safety tips for your home: General Safety Tips: Natural gas leak smells like rotten eggs. If you suddenly smell gas, exit your home immediately and call your local fire department from a neighbor’s home or your mobile. Fuel- burning appliances and equipment require adequate ventilation and must be vented outdoors. Make sure not to block the appliances with piles of boxes, other furniture, walls, curtains, etc that can interfere with proper airflow from the appliance. Keep kids away from gas appliances. Never use gas appliances (such as your gas dryer or power washer) to heat the home. Use your home appliances only for their intended functions. Use a qualified contractor and a gas safe registered engineer to do any work on your gas appliances. Schedule your boiler service and maintenance check on your other gas appliances annually. Install a carbon monoxide detector. Make sure the device is installed correctly, tested regularly and maintained properly. Do not store combustibles such as mops or paper near your gas appliances. Do not use and store flammable products near your gas appliances. Educate your family, or anyone living in your home, about emergency procedures. Ensure that everyone knows what emergency number(s) to...

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 Safety Check Record Certification

The importance of a gas safety check record According to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, gas appliances within your home must undergo an annual gas safety check certification done by a Gas Safe registered engineer. RJ Gas Appliances Ltd Services, with our roster of Gas Safe registered engineers, can conduct this safety check in your home and provide you with the appropriate gas safety check record for your compliance with this legal requirement. This gas safety check is a requirement of the law to ensure the safety of those who are occupying a property. Gas safety checks are needed by the following: Landlords Hotels Colleges and other educational institutions Housing Associations, and Local authorities What are the contents of a gas safety check record? Each gas safety check record must contain the following information. A description and the location of every gas appliance or flue that was checked. The name, registration number and signature of the Gas Safe registered engineer who has done the inspection. The time and date when the appliance or the flue was checked. The full address of the property at which the appliance or flue is installed. The name and address of the landlord or, when appropriate, their agent. Any problem or defect that was identified and the remedial action taken to correct the defect. A statement stating that the safety check has been completed and the results are in compliance with the provisions of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. Landlords are mandated by law to provide copies of the gas safety check record to their tenants. This requirement  is most especially true with landlords....

Gas Boilers and Gas Safety Check.

RJ Gas can help landlords with the Gas Safety Check requirement of the law As landlords, you are primarily responsible for the safety of your tenants. Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, the landlords are legally mandated to perform the following tasks in connection with the heating and hot water systems that are utilized within their rented property. RJ Gas, with it’s over 75 years of combined experience with gas appliances, can make sure that all legal requirements are complied with for the safety of the tenants that are living within your rented property. Landlords are legally responsible in maintaining and repairing all gas appliances within their property. Landlords are  legally required to repair boilers, gas pipework, flues, and other gas appliances located within their property that are used for heating and hot water systems, and maintain them functioning in optimum conditions. Although it is not mandated, installing carbon monoxide (CO2) alarms are also highly-recommended by the HSE.  Getting your boilers and other gas appliances for gas safety check certification. While the annual servicing of boilers is not legally required, as landlords, you are legally mandated to have your gas appliances used for heating and hot water systems inspected annually for gas safety check certification. These inspections can, aside from fulfilling the requirements of the law, can easily pick-up potential faults in your gas boilers and prevent costly repair in the future. This may also prevent the hassles of any legal actions against you as a landlord from any party. For these inspections, you must always remember the following. The Gas Safety Inspection Check (CP12) must...

Heating Engineers in London

Are you looking for professionally trained and experienced heating engineers in London? You don’t have to search further because RJ Gas Appliances Ltd Services is just a phone call away. We are a company that provides a wide range of services from gas central heating installation to boiler installation, repairs and other boiler services. Our company is recognized  as one of the most trusted when it comes to providing heating engineers in London for central heating solutions  in both domestic and commercial properties. What are Heating Engineers? The need for heating engineers in London are slowly growing. But what are heating engineers? They are also known as heating and ventilation engineers. They are responsible for setting up the heating systems and the air conditioning systems in commercial and domestic properties. They are the people who work on boilers, furnaces and radiators. They not only install and maintain but they also design an efficient system that works best for the homeowner. The goal there is to be able to make the entire system work without using so much energy and spending so much on gas and electricity. The right heating engineers in London What does it take to become a good heating engineer in London? Getting a formal education is the first step. There you will learn the different concepts of water installation. Getting trained for it will learn and hone your skills as an engineer. Another important aspect that you have to learn is the law requirements and the existing building codes so you will be able to work on those standard requirements. Once you get your certification, you...
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