Gas Safe Register replaces Corgi gas scheme todayGas engineers must be Gas Safe registered by law
01 April 2009
As of today, the Corgi gas registration scheme has been replaced by the Gas Safe Register.
Any person or business carrying out work on gas appliances in Britain needs to be on the Gas Safe Register by law.
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Checking on the Gas Safe scheme
There are a number of ways you can check if a gas engineer or business is legally registered to carry out work on your gas appliances.
The Gas Safe Register website allows you to search for local registered businesses and traders either by typing in your address or you can type in the name of the trader or company if you know this.
The website shows you the names of any engineers working for registered businesses and specifically which gas appliances individuals are qualified to work on.
Alternatively you can ring Gas Safe Register directly on 0800 408 5500 to check local traders and businesses.
Despite the fact the gas registration scheme is now being run by Capita, Corgi still exists and will still be accrediting electrical engineers.
Which? Local product manager Pete Tynan said of the new scheme 'As Corgi is such a well known brand, Capita needs to make sure that the change to Gas Safe Register is clearly communicated to consumers'.
Gas Safe Register ID card
If you are having work carried out on a gas appliance, you should ask to see the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. This card has a picture of the engineer on the front along with their Gas Safe Register number. The back of the card shows you which appliances the engineer is qualified to work on and gives the date when they need renew registration for each appliance.
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