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New gas safety scheme launched

Replacement for Corgi revealed

Gas Safe Register

All gas workers will have to be signed up to the Gas Safe Register from April 2009 under a new gas safety scheme.

Currently it’s a legal requirement that all gas workers must be registered with Corgi. However, this scheme is being replaced by the Gas Safe Register, run by Capita. 

The scheme is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive.

Geoffrey Podger, chief executive of the Health and Safety Executive, said: ‘We welcome the development of this new brand which will focus exclusively on improving consumer gas safety and believe it will be a cost effective scheme for installers. 

‘We urge the industry and other stakeholders to do all they can to support its promotion to consumers as the ‘hallmark’ of gas safety.’

Use a qualified gas installer

If you are having work done on a boiler, gas cooker or gas fire make sure you use a qualified fitter who’s registered with Corgi until April 2009 and after this with the Gas Safe Register.

To find a competent gas worker use the Which? Local recommendation site. If you need a new boiler see our boilers review for the best options, plus we also have reviews of boiler servicing contracts.

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