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Gas Safety Week – What Homeowners Can Do & Can’t Do with Gas Appliances

In support of Gas Safety week we have already talked about the implications of homeowners keeping their appliances gas safe and looking out for carbon monoxide risks. Now we will look at what Gas Safe registered installers can do and what homeowners can do themselves.

REMEMBER: If any work needs to be completed that involve gas the engineer must be a card carrying member of the Gas Safe Register to be able to safely and legally complete it.

The law explains that only a Gas Safe registered engineer can complete any of the following tasks:

  • Any maintenance, servicing, altering or adjusting a gas fitting
  • Removing any gas fitting
  • Moving a gas fitting, if it is not easily movable.

What gas work can a homeowner or non-registered tradesperson do?

It is widely recommended that if people believe that there is anything wrong with any gas fittings to contact a Gas Safe registered installer. Work can be completed by homeowners and tradespersons if it does not involve anything that carries gas. This can include replacing control knobs on cookers to any general plumbing or electrical work.

However if the origin of any problem is unclear it is always advisable to contact a Gas Safe registered engineer as in most cases they will often be able to carry out a number of other tasks involving plumbing work. Check the Gas Safe Register website to find an installer in the local area.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a registered gas installer call us free today.

All data correct at time of publication.