Gas Safety In Winter

Important tips to keep you safe and warm this winter

Once the cold weather sets in, lots of us use our gas boilers and gas fires to keep our families safe and warm. This increased usage can put extra pressure on your appliances and leave them at risk of breaking down when you need them the most.

That’s why we’d always advise preparing for winter by making sure your gas appliances - including boilers, warm air heaters, cookers and fires - have been regularly safety checked and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer. This is the best way to make sure your appliances stay working as they should.

Did you know, one in six homes inspected by Gas Safe Register were found to have unsafe gas appliances.

How to find a Gas Safe registered engineer

Find out how to conduct your search and discover some of the more advanced features at the following link: How to find and check the register.

Always check the Gas Safe ID card

All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card. Always check the front and the back of the card before letting them into your home. To find out more information, visit our dedicated guide to understanding the Gas Safe Register ID card.

Remember the gas safety checklist:

  1. Is your gas engineer on the Gas Safe Register?
  2. Have you checked they are qualified to work on the specific job you require?
  3. Have you checked the front and back of their Gas Safe Register ID card?

By doing these three things you will make sure that your engineer is working legally.

Did you know? Having your gas appliances serviced every year will help keep them working safely and efficiently?

Badly fitted and poorly maintained gas appliances can produce deadly carbon monoxide (CO).


Find an engineer or check the register


Useful links

Gas boiler guide

Gas fire guide

Gas cooker and hob guide

Useful Downloads

  • Winter safety factsheet

  • Customer information - Frozen Boiler Condensate Discharge Pipes

  • Gas safety advice for carers