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Gas Safe Register: Britain’s Gas Hotspots 2017

 Mar, 18 - 2017   Gas

New research from Gas Safe Register shows around 5 million people are put at risk from CO poisoning, gas leaks and explosions by illegal gas engineers around the UK.  Gas Safe Register is the nation’s only official legal gas registration scheme. Thanks to its recent study (4 years worth of data) they...


CGCS Scheme Withdrawn

 Feb, 24 - 2017   Gas

After 3 weeks of escalating pressure from installers following the release of the CGCS scheme, it has now been withdrawn today on the 23rd February 2017.  Hundreds of installers joined together to protest against the new scheme. Many felt that being Gas Safe Registered should be enough to prove competency. Gas Engineers...


CO Poisoning On The Rise

 Jan, 30 - 2017   Gas

There has been a 10% rise in recorded incidents of suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning at NHS Trusts across the UK: 2014/2015 – 2,220 incidents 2015/2016 – 2,430 incidents That’s an average of 6 people attending A&E every day with suspected CO poisoning! Young and elderly people were the most...


How to manage your gas safe qualification expiry dates

 Dec, 06 - 2016   Gas

Here’s something we often get asked by gas installers: “When are my qualifications due to expire?” It may be easy as a sole trader to keep track of but what if your business has 5 or more engineers with several qualifications due to expire at different times? Gas Safe Register...


Is it hard to find the right information to become a Gas Installer?

 Dec, 05 - 2016   Gas

The key to becoming a gas installer is being Gas Safe Registered, but it’s not as easy as it sounds!  Installers applying to be Gas Safe Registered must meet strict conditions before they are legally allowed to work as a gas installer. According to Gas Safe Register: “Before applying to...


Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week November 2016

 Nov, 25 - 2016   Gas

This week is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, a campaign started by the charity CO Awareness to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. So far this year the deadly gas has been responsible for 47 deaths with a further 722 people hospitalised. The charity was set...


Logic4training supports gas safety superheroes

 Nov, 22 - 2016   Gas

With the strapline “Fighting to make gas safety safe” Gas Safety Superheroes are campaigning to improve standards, training and safety in the gas industry. Started by a group of plumbing and heating engineers, PRHull LTD, Gas Man God and PB plumber alongside The Builders Babes, The Gas Safety Superheroes are looking...


Gas Safety Regulation Changes

 Nov, 11 - 2016   Gas

On the 7th November the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) began consulting on changes to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR). The consulation will end around the 27th January 2017, so if you’re an installer and want to respond to the consultation make sure you do it before...


Landlords Gas Safety Responsibilities

 Nov, 03 - 2016   Gas

Are your customers private landlords? They should be aware that they are responsible for the gas safety of their tenants. If not then it’s important you let them know.  Landlords are expected to follow throught with their legal duties if any of the following  accommodation is occupied under a lease or licence; (but not...


BFCMA’s New Commercial Flue Guide

 Oct, 14 - 2016   Gas

The British Flue & Chimney Manufacturers Association (BFCMA) have created a new guide so that you can get a clearer understanding of how chimneys and flues should be selected and installed in commercial applications. It also offers guidance on CE designations and even highlights key points from the regulations. The...


Gas engineers’ views needed for Gas Safe Register’s ‘Decade Review’

 Oct, 13 - 2016   Gas

Do you have an opinion on unregistered gas installers? Think the ACS Scheme could be improved?    Got some bright ideas about how to raise carbon monoxide awareness? Gas Safe Register needs you! The official gas registration body is launching an in-depth report into the past, present and future of...


Commercial gas installations – take control to save costs

 Oct, 05 - 2016   Gas

Rising energy prices in combination with modern legislation are driving commercial buildings to look for ways to reduce their gas usage.   Gas installers undertaking commercial gas installations are the first link in the chain.  If you have the correct knowledge of commercial gas system settings and controls, and are...


Homeowners Still Aren’t Checking Installer Credentials

 Sep, 30 - 2016   Gas

New research conducted by Worcester Bosch Group has revealed concern around the habits of homeowners and their heating systems. The study found that almost half of Brits would not ask a heating engineer to show their Gas Safe Register card before letting them work on a gas appliance.   More...


Gas Safety Week 2016 – Pledge your support

 Aug, 08 - 2016   Gas

Gas Safety Week is once again almost upon us. It takes place 19th – 25th September and is the industry’s biggest annual gas safety event. Gas Safety Week is an industry-led awareness campaign coordinated by Gas Safe Register. The aim is to provide gas safety advice to the UK’s 23...


HSE show support for MOT syle Landlord’s Gas Safety Record

 Jun, 14 - 2016   Gas

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is supporting the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) campaign to move to an MOT style of annual gas safety check for landlords. They are now beginning a consultation process on the change. AGSM has lobbied with Home group and others to raise awareness...


Petition for Prime time Carbon Monoxide TV warnings

 Jun, 22 - 2016   Gas

CO-Gas Safety has started an online petition to persuade the UK government to provide prime time TV warnings about carbon monoxide poisoning. CO-Gas Safety has been lobbying since 1995 about the dangers posed by carbon monoxide poisoning and we are helping them share the petition in an effort to raise...


Revised GIUSP starts next month – Are you ready?

 Jun, 07 - 2016   Gas

Gas Safe Register will start inspecting to the revised Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) from the 1st July 2016. It’s nearly a year since the major changes to the procedure were put into place and most of you will have already been working to the new classifications. We have...


Is there a link between carbon monoxide and dementia?

 Jun, 08 - 2016   Gas

Gas Safety Trust and the NIHR Clinical Research Network have held a round table discussion in Birmingham to consider the relationship between Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and the onset of dementia and areas for research funding. The meeting looked in particular at CO in relation to the impact of people’s...