ALWAYS CHECK THE GAS SAFE ID CARD - BETTER GAS
SAFE THAN SORRY
Gas Safe Register exists to help protect you, your family and
your home from dangerous gas work and all Gas Safe registered
engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card.
Before you let your gas engineer into your home to work on your gas
appliances make sure you check the front and the
back their Gas Safe ID card. If they don’t show this to
you when they turn up at your door then don’t be afraid to
ask to see it.
(Please note that the card in the video is the 2010-11 ID card,
click to view the 2013-14
What do I need to check on the Gas Safe ID card?
The card is there for your protection. Make sure that you check
the front and the back of the card.
Check the front of the card for:
- The photo
- The start date and expiry date
- The licence number
- The security hologram
Check the back of the card to make sure:
- Your engineer is qualified to do the gas work you want done
e.g. cooker, boiler, gas fire
- Their qualifications are up to date
You can also check that your engineer is Gas Safe registered by
calling Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500, using
our check an engineer service online
or by texting Gas then
the engineer licence number to
85080. Please note: Your provider may
charge a standard network charge to use this text service.
If you suspect a gas fitter is illegal you can call Gas Safe
Register on 0800 408 5500 and report them or use our online
report an illegal gas fitter service.
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Dangerous gas work can be deadly. Find out more on how to
keep Gas Safe in your home.
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Better Gas Safe than sorry
Hear Anne's story to understand the devastating consequences of
dangerous gas work.