Why become a gas engineer?
Becoming a gas engineer will offer you a rewarding future, a full career path leading to professional qualifications, and good pay. Gas Engineers install gas appliances and piping throughout homes and business locations. Engineers also carry out routine maintenance and service and attended to boilers and heating repair requests. By becoming a gas engineer you will also be required test appliances thoroughly, paying strict attention to safety procedures. They diagnose and repair faults, often on complex appliances and systems.
Becoming as gas engineer – the job requirements?
Safety is a very important issue in all areas of gas engineering. Being highly responsible is of high priority. Able to understand and follow safety procedures and legislation at all times, working carefully and with great attention to detail is also very important.
Gas engineers require strong technical knowledge and skills, with a firm grasp of maths, science. You will need to be methodical, logical. You will be required to approach diagnosing and solving problems with patients and calm.
All gas engineers are required to be physically fit too. You may have to move and lift heavy equipment, climb up ladders and work in small cramped and awkward spaces.
Qualifications Required to become a Gas Engineer
In the UK our gas industry is very tightly regulated which means any gas engineer will be required to have the proper qualifications to ensure work is safely and lawfully carried out.
Every gas installer must by law be registered with the Gas Safe Register (previously CORGI) and that involves being assessed for competence under the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Individual Gas Fitting Operatives (ACS).
As part of our Fast Track Gas Course we give our attendees a guaranteed placement offering them to chance to create their portfolio of work to apply for Gas Safe Registration
To become a GAS SAFE REGISTERED (formally CORGI) gas engineer you will need to be in possession of certificates of competence in each area of gas work you intend to operate. This is called the Accredited Certification Scheme – or ACS.
For more information on getting registered, please visit our Becoming Gas Safe Registered article.