What Is The Importance Of The Gas Safe Register? May 15, 2018 You have probably heard the term ‘Gas Safe Register’ floating around, but what does it actually mean? If you are unsure, keep reading so we can answer some of your questions... What is the Gas Safe Register? The Gas Safe Register has a list of businesses that have received necessary gas training and are legally allowed and guaranteed to carry out a safe and professional job with gas appliances. To be on the Gas Safe Register, a business must be qualified to work on gas appliances like stoves, fires and boilers. When on the register, there are strict guidelines a business must follow- regarding unsafe gas work and health and safety regulations. If a company does not follow these rules then they will be suspended and, if this bad practice continues, they will be removed from the register altogether. Hiring a Gas Safe Engineer = guaranteed safety In an average year, 40 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Nicknamed ‘The Silent Killer’, carbon monoxide is a clear gas that has no scent- making it extra deadly as you have no way of knowing that you are breathing it in. It is absorbed into the blood stream and makes it harder for oxygen to travel around the body- resulting in nausea, loss of consciousness and dizziness.Because the risk of a faulty boiler can be deadly, it is vital to hire one of our Gas Safe Engineers for your annual boiler servicing as you can be sure they know what to do to minimise all risks. As well as this, they have to follow all health and safety laws and guidelines, so you know you and your family are in safe hands. Hiring a Gas Safe Engineer = high quality job In order to stay on the register, our gas engineers have strict guidelines to follow. Some of these guidelines include: not partaking in illegal gas work, reporting any suspicious work carried out by others and following all relevant laws and regulations to ensure our customers’ safety.As the rules are so strict, you can be sure you will receive a high quality job without cutting any corners.As well as this, businesses on the register are required to present their proof of membership when asked to do so by customers. When getting your boiler serviced or repaired in Manningtree or the surrounding areas, please don’t be afraid to do this as all of our engineers are Gas Safe Registered and are more than happy to show their identification. Hiring a Gas Safe Engineer = 100% satisfaction If you have had your boiler serviced or repaired and are not happy with the end result, it is easy to report this via the Gas Safe Register. All complaints are thoroughly investigated and any problems will be rectified as quickly as possible to keep you satisfied! Contact a Gas Safe Registered in engineer in Manningtree, Colchester, Harwich... We hope our blog post outlining the benefits of the Gas Safe Register has been helpful. If you are in Manningtree, Colchester or Harwich and need your boiler repaired or serviced, feel free to give us a call on 07967 111201 and we will be happy to be in touch!