Gas Safe Register

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Gas Safe Register
Gas Safe Register.svg
Abbreviation GSR
Formation 2009
Legal status
Non-profit company
Purpose Accreditation for gas installation work
Location Daneshill, Basingstoke, UK
Region served
UK
Membership Gas fitters and plumbers
Chief Executive
Pete Eldridge
Website Gas Safe Register
Gas safe sign and royal warrant on British gas van

The Gas Safe Register is the official registration scheme in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey for installers and maintenance engineers dealing with gas appliances. Gas Safe Register replaces the previous system run by CORGI as of 1 April 2009 (Northern Ireland as of 1 April 2010).[1][2][3]

Purpose[edit]

All persons employed to work on gas appliances in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Guernsey must be registered with the Gas Safe Register in order to work lawfully.[4]

Certification[edit]

To become certified installers must hold the relevant ACS, NVQ or SVQ qualifications.[5]

Governance[edit]

The scheme is administered by Capita Group on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive.[4] in the United Kingdom Mainland and for the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland. The contract differs in Northern Ireland in relation to the main contract for mainland of the United Kingdom. When Gas Safe took over the pre-registration inspection previously carried out by the CORGI inspector was abolished meaning once a profit making training and assessment centre passed a candidate an application from and payment was all that was required to commence gas work. Previously the CORGI inspector undertook an interview to verify the new registration and engineer to insure that the knowledge was sufficient to operate to a reasonable standard of safety. In Northern Ireland the number of inspectors was reduced from two full-time to one part-time inspector.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Public Safety Top Priority for New Gas Safe Register". Gas Safe Register. 2009-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Watchdog - Gas Engineers". BBC Consumer Affairs. 
  3. ^ "Gas Safety has changed in Northern Ireland". Gas Safe Register. 
  4. ^ a b "Gas Safe Register". Heath and Safety Executive. 
  5. ^ "Gas Safe Register - Certification". Gas Safe Register. 2009-02-02. 

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