Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register, and the Register's role is to act as a licensing body.
When a business becomes Gas Safe registered they are being issued a licence to carry out gas work (much as the DVLA issues driving licences to those who have demonstrated their competence by passing a driving test). As a result, the checks Gas Safe Register makes prior to allowing registration only extend to ensuring that those applying for, and holding, registration are appropriately qualified as gas safety competent.
Gas Safe Register is not a membership body for engineers, nor a trade association.
Gas Safe Register investigates reports of illegal gas work. The information gathered is passed on to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who have the power to prosecute. To view these prosecutions please visit the HSE website.
Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.
Gas Safe Register is run by Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services Limited, a division of Capita Plc.
Key statistics (as of April 2017)
|Gas Safe registered businesses||70,000+|
|Gas Safe registered engineers||120,000+|
|Website visits (04/16 - 03/17)||2.5 million+|
|Calls into contact centre (04/16 - 03/17)||342,000|
|Years in operation||8 (Apr 2009)|