gas safety in the home
Be Gas Safe at home. Understand the risks of dangerous gas work
and only use a Gas Safe registered engineer
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are
registered to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By
law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It
has replaced CORGI registration.
We take it for granted that our boilers, cookers and gas fires
are safe. It is only when there is a problem with an appliance that
many people take any notice of it at all.
What are the gas safety risks of dangerous gas work?
Dangerous gas work can be deadly. Badly fitted and poorly
serviced appliances can cause the following gas safety risks:
- gas leaks
- carbon monoxide poisoning
Top tips for gas safety
- Only use a Gas Safe
registered engineer to fit, fix or service your gas
appliances, including your:
- gas boiler
- gas fire, gas cooker or hob
- central heating system, radiators or your hot water system, if
they are connected to either a Natural Gas or LPG (liquefied
petroleum gas) supply
Always check the engineer's
Gas Safe Register ID card. All Gas Safe
registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card, with
their own unique licence number, showing the type of work they are
qualified to do. View our short video to
understand what you need to check on the card.
- Get your
appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every
year, or in accordance with your manufacturer's
guidelines, by a Gas Safe registered
Your Gas Safe registered engineer will carry out tests and checks
to establish your appliances are operating safely. Where an
appliance or pipework has been installed in an unsafe way, or is
operating unsafely and the engineer can not rectify the situation
immediately, they will follow the guidance outlined in the
Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) to make the
installation safe. This is the industry accepted document for
guiding engineers on dealing with unsafe situations.
The Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) can be a
complex document to understand. Download Gas Safe Register's
factsheet to help you understand the procedure that engineers
use to assess the safety of your gas appliance.
Fit an audible carbon
monoxide alarm. An alarm will alert you to
the presence of the poisonous gas carbon
monoxide, produced by unsafe gas appliances. Make sure
you know the symptoms of carbon monoxide
If you think there might be a gas leak or notice any
signs of carbon
monoxide, act fast and follow the advice for gas emergencies.
Gas Safe Register advises that you don't DIY with gas. Find out
Fit a carbon
A carbon monoxide alarm will alert you if there is carbon monoxide
in the air.
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Carbon monoxide poisoning
- loss of consciousness
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