Gas Safety week was first launched in 2011, providing an opportunity for the gas industry, regulators, consumer organisations and individuals to focus their communications promoting gas safety in one week, in order to better generate interest in the media and have a greater impact among the pubic. In 2021 Gas Safety Week ran from the 13th to the 19th September.
Gas Safety week is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register who provide a free toolkit full of materials including social media updates, images, articles, web banners and much more, to help supporters promote the week.
You can find more about the annual Gas Safety Week and access lots of advice and support on the Gas Safe Register website at: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/
Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to legally undertake relevant gas work business must be on the Gas Safe Register which replaced the previous CORGI registration scheme. Gas Safe Register maintain the register of businesses and individuals who are competent to undertake work on both piped natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) work in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey.
It is generally recommended that domestic gas appliances are checked annually by a gas safe registered engineer, there are specific legal requirements on landlords of domestic properties. Gas appliances in the workplace should also be routinely services and maintained.
Relevant work should only be carried out by a competent Gas Safe registered engineer. Registered engineers carry an identity card and customers are recommended to check this before any work is carried out. The Gas safe Register ID card has a photo of the engineer, their business registration number and personal licence number, company name, the start and expiry date of the card and a security hologram. The reverse of the card details what kind of gas work the engineer is able to do.
You can also check that an engineer or business is on the register or find an engineer by using the Gas Safe Register website at: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/
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