CORGI Replaced By Gas Safe Register
As of April 2009, the new Gas Safe Register replaces the CORGI gas installer scheme as Great Britain’s gas safety authority. There is no period of dual running. By law, gas engineers must be CORGI registered up until 31st March 2009 and Gas Safe registered from April 1st 2009 onward.
If you subcontract out work involving gas or LPG installations you must verify that your subcontractor is Gas Safe registered with appropriate and up to date qualifications or you risk finding yourself in breach of the law.
Simple Gas Safe Verification
Checking that an engineer is Gas Safe Registered and appropriately qualified will be simple. From April, you will be able to check that an engineer is on the Gas Safe Register online at www.gassaferegister.co.uk – or by calling 0800 408 5500.
Gas Safe Register Identity Cards
Registered companies can be identified by the yellow Gas Safe Register logo which may appear on their stationery and in advertising.
In addition, every engineer will carry a Gas Safe Register ID card (as shown opposite) with their own unique number and details of their qualifications.
On the front of the card you will find:
- Licence number.
- Start date.
- Expiry date.
- Security hologram.
- The kinds of work this engineer is qualified to carry out.
- The expiry dates of their qualifications.