The Gas Safe Register
What is the Gas Safe RegisterThe Gas Safe Register is a national register of central heating engineers who are qualified to work with gas boilers and other gas appliances.
Being listed on the gas register replaces the old CORGI accreditation.
All central heating engineers who are registered with the Gas Safe Register should have a Gas Safe Register ID card.
They will show you this card if you ask for it.
If the engineer doesn't have a card or claims to have left it at home, then don't let him or her near your boiler - they're not registered to service your boiler. Who knows? They might even damage your central heating, leaving it less safe than before.
What else is on the Gas Safe register card?The card will say what types of work the engineer is qualified to do. These details are shown on the back. Have a look at the card to check that they know what they are doing.
After all, you probably wouldn't want a physio removing your appendix.
So it's best to make sure that the plumber looking at your boiler really is a suitably qualified and registered gas engineer before letting them near your central heating system.
You can find out more about Gas Safety regulation and the engineer accreditation scheme at the Gas Safe Register website.