What is the Gas Safe Register?

More officially, a Gas Safe register brings the list of gas safe engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on gas appliances in the areas of United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey. This is the official site to get registered and assured of the safety of gas at home or even at commercial areas. Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 for a gas engineering business to legally undertake gas work that is within the scope of the Regulations they must be on the Gas Safe Register. All those certified and expert engineers are so registered on Gas Safe Register.

This is the reason why in London everyone has the essential necessity of getting registered to the Gas Safe Register. At ALB Gas, we bring the official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on cookers, boilers, fires and other different kinds of gas appliances. We are appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. Legally, all gas engineers must be registered with Gas Safe Register which is being run and managed by Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services Limited, a division of Capita Plc.

What are the duties and functions of Gas Safe register at ALB Gas?
The main objective of getting registered is improving and maintaining gas safety to the highest standards. We assure all gas engineers on the Register are qualified to work with gas to protect the public from unsafe gas work through different means like:

  • We work with a dedicated team of national investigations to track down those individuals who are working illegally.
  • We make regular inspections of Gas Safe Registered engineers.
  • Our main concern is public safety and this is why our engineers approach them, educate them to bring awareness of gas safety.
  • We regularly make investigative reports of any kind of unsafe gas work.
  • Keeping you and your family safe with ALB gas Services authenticated with ALB Gas.
  • The engineers of ALB Gas assure that all the users must be legally registered with Gas Safe Register and bring an authentic certification for the same.

The efficiency of ALB Gas includes checking the competence of the gas engineer, inspecting their work, enforcing regulations and dealing with complaints about unsafe work.

ALB Gas brings the aim to improve and maintain gas safety at the highest standards so that the rogue traders would not get the opportunity to play with people’s lives. This is why the company approach the most trusted authority and that is the Gas Safe Register where the engineers are legally allowed to install, repair, maintain and service gas appliances, boilers, ovens, hobs or fires in your place and they must have a Gas Safe Register ID card.

It is recommended that a gas safety check is carried out on all gas fittings and appliances every year. It is very essential to get a Gas Safe Registered engineer for carrying out any kind of gas work you may have and for the sake of your own safety, you should never, under any conditions, go for the installations of any kind of DIY gas work.

Around 250,000 installations are carried out illegally each year by the workers that are not on the Gas Safe Register as a result of which, they are putting people’s lives at risk. Such illegal gas works have lead to gas leaks, fire, explosion and even exposure to carbon monoxide, all of which has carried the lives of the users to great risks.

We are increasingly being asked by our customers to fix up the messes that have been caused by other substandard traders and gas workers. And in some cases the efforts have been made so casual that the engineers or workers have posed an immediate danger to the homeowner.

NICEIC

What is NICEIC?
NICEIC is the leading independent voluntary electrical regulatory body that assesses the proficiency of UK electricians. Being established in 1950, the authority regulates and maintains registration around 20,000 Approved Contractors and Domestic Installers.

Electrical Dangers and Hazards
Electrics that are not installed, inspected or maintained would surely impose incredible dangers to the users. There have been many cases of electrical fires and hundreds of electrical shocks and injuries witnessed each year as such electrical works were being carried out by those engineers or installers that were inexperienced, uninformed and ill-equipped. The consequences have been found even more fatal with around 10 deaths a year caused by unsafe electrics in the home.

The Laws of Electrical Safety
Part P of the Building Regulations is an electrical safety law that the govern mention introduced on the 1st January 2005 to improve electrical safety in the home. This law is applied in England and Wales and demands an electrician who is registered with a government scheme, such as NICEIC, to carry out most dynamic electrical works, ensuring proper safety for all.

Energy Performance Certificate
The Energy Performance Certificate in association with the governing body of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) brings the purpose of recording the energy efficiency of a property. The certificate of energy performance will display the rating of the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions of a building from A to G, bringing the contradictory features of each other to compare the two.

EPCs are generated by using the standard methods with standard assumptions to measure the amount of energy usage so that the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another building of the same type. This brings the provision to the prospective buyers, tenants, occupiers, owners and purchasers to see information on the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions from their building to check the energy efficiency and fuel costs as the part of their investment.

The EPC can be completed with a recommendation report to improve the energy rating of the building by using different measures like low and zero carbon generating systems. The certificate will also bring the information its rating by implementing all the recommendations.

We provide Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) throughout Great Britain and have a nationwide network of over 3500 fully qualified assessors.

To assess the energy performance of your property Energy Safety will use a method called RdSAP (Reduced Data Standard Assessment Process) and SAP. This explains that the assessor will check the property to determine and calculate its energy efficiency.

This is reliably a trouble-free process when all the information has been gathered and the assessor is able to give you some guidance on how you can reduce your existing energy bills, reduce your carbon emissions, and make the property more saleable.