How to make your home gas safe
Are you Gas Safe?
- Is your home gas safe?
- Do you know if the engineer who fitted your boiler is gas safety registered?
- Are you tenants of a new home and unsure of how your gas appliances were installed?
Here are some tips on how to make your home gas safe
Before any work is started in your home, you should ask the gas engineer to present their card. You’re within your rights to take down their ID number, which should also be on the gas safety checklist once the appliance has been fitted.
The Gas Safe Website can help you check all this and if you find out you aren’t gas safe then book a consultation with us and we will come out and test your boiler with a gas safety check.
This link will take you to the Gas Safe Register. On this site you can find out if your appliance and engineer were gas registered.
What to do if you can’t find the registration number or business name
If you are unsure about a Gas Safe registration number or business name you can contact Gas Safe on 0800 408 5500 and they will be able to confirm the business registration for you.
How to check a Gas Safe ID Badge
Here’s a great video from Gas Safe telling you how to check the ID of an engineer.
How to check if your home is gas safe
Another Great Tool on the Gas Safe Website is the reminder to get your gas appliances checked. The website allows you to insert your post code and informs you how many homes were found unsafe when they were checked by Gas Safe in your area. By clicking Help me to Stay Safe, you can set a reminder to have your gas appliances checked. This is a brilliant tool and we would highly recommend you use it. We are approved Gas Safety engineers and can carry out these checks within your home.
At Tyne and Wear we want all our customers to be warm and most of all safe. We hope these posts within our website will give you tips on how to do this. If in doubt call us out!