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We Only Employ Gas Safe Engineers
The Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.
Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.
What does the Gas Safe Register do?
The main focus of the Register is on improving and maintaining gas safety to the highest standards. We make sure all 123,000 gas engineers on the Register are qualified to work with gas.
On-tap Plumbers in Brighton employs only gas safe registered engineers that carry current Gas Safe register ID cards.
Our Gas Safe registered plumbing and heating engineers are professionals and will be happy to show their ID card to you and all gas works will be accompanied by a “Gas Safe” safety certificate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our gas safety alarm will alert you the moment carbon monoxide is detected in your home. This alarm is simple to use and comes with a 6-year warranty.
However, you should also make plans to have a gas safety engineer check your home periodically for carbon monoxide and gas leakages. This will complement the efforts of the carbon monoxide detector.
Even though carbon monoxide is practically undetectable by normal means, if you smell gas, think that you gas line is leaking, or suspect that carbon monoxide fumes are escaping from any of your gas appliances, don’t take it for granted, take action immediately to protect your life and that of others in the house.
- Once you get a feeling there is a gas leakage, immediately turn off all naked flames and shut down your gas mains. The gas mains tap is usually located close to the gas metre.
- Open the windows and doors to allow in fresh air.
- Don’t smoke, light a match or use any electrical and electronic equipment that can cause a spark.
- If possible, get everyone out of the house.
- Quickly call our Gas Safety Certified Inspectors on 01273 723 600 to come and have a look at your home.
- Follow any advice our Gas Safety specialists give you on phone while you wait.
- Don’t light a flame until your house has been confirmed safe and free of gas.
Carbon monoxide is tasteless, colourless and odourless, because of this, people may not be aware that they are inhaling the gas. However, carbon monoxide poisoning can be diagnosed by the following symptoms:
- Loss of balance
- Vision problems
- Loss of memory
- Eventual loss of consciousness
If you suffer from an existing heart condition or breathing problem, you are more likely to be affected by carbon monoxide poisoning. Pregnant women and small children are also highly susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning. If the problem is not detected and resolved fast, it can lead to brain damage and even death. You are more vulnerable to carbon monoxide poisoning when you are asleep and may not notice the early symptoms until it is too late. It is recommended that you carry out regular checks for carbon monoxide poisoning in your home to avoid this silent killer.
Carbon monoxide is a gas that has no smell, taste or colour, these unique features make it easy for the gas to kill with little or no warning. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when you breathe in this gas. Because it has no colour, taste or smell, you may not even be aware that you are breathing in carbon monoxide. The gas gets into your blood stream and causes damage by preventing your red blood cells from carrying oxygen. Oxygen is vital for life and must be carried to all parts of the body, especially the brain. When carbon monoxide poisoning occurs, the body is starved of oxygen and your cells and tissue die.
While small levels may not kill immediately, over a period of time, it can be fatal, causing serious bodily injuries such as damage to the brain and paralysis. For this reason, it is vital that every home have a carbon monoxide alarm.
If you own or use any equipment that works with gas, it is your responsibility to make sure that your home is safe. A gas safety inspection will detect if you have gas-related problems and offer suggestions on how you can resolve them. At the end of the inspection, you will be given a Gas Safety Certificate to show that your gas appliances and home are safe. The certificate shows that comply with the health and safety laws concerning the use of gas in the house and that your property is safe for people to live in. This certificate is typically valid for 12 months. This means that you should carry out gas safety inspections every 12 months.
Call us on 01273 723 600 if you need a Gas Safe Registered inspector to carry out a gas inspection on your property.
During a regular gas safety inspection, a number of checks will be made to make sure that your home appliances and gas equipment are safe for use. Our Gas Safe expert will check your boiler and the hot water cylinder (if you have one). While the gas safety inspector may not be able to carry out certain repairs on the spot, the inspector will check gas equipment such as gas cookers and ovens, gas mains, gas lines and any other equipment or appliance that uses gas to function.
If any equipment is deemed unsafe, that equipment will be disconnected from the gas mains as a security measure, and you will be informed so that you can have it serviced by a Gas Safe engineer.
The key to gas safety is regular inspections. Even if you have a gas alarm, it is important that you also carry out regular gas inspections to ensure that your home is safe. A typical gas safety check should take between 20 to 30 minutes. However, if there is need to carry out repairs, it may take longer. Remember that all gas checks must be done by a Gas Safe registered engineer. These are people who are trained to work in the particular field of gas.
All our engineers at Plumbing on Tap are Gas Safe Registered. You can call us on 01273 723 600 to find out more.
Plumbing on Tap is Gas Safe Registered. This means that we can be found in the register containing individuals and companies certified to carry out gas safety inspections. The Gas Safety Register is the official body that registers and regulates all gas engineers in the UK, the Isle of Man and Guernsey. This body is set up by the health and safety authorities in these areas. While a non-registered engineer can carry out basic work such as fixing a pipe or installing a radiator, any work on the gas boiler itself or gas-related procedure must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered and certified engineer.
All our engineers carry the Gas Safety Register card and can show it on request.
The Gas Safe Register is a regulatory body within the UK that ensures any engineer who would work with gas is properly trained and certified to do so. When looking for a specialist to repair, maintain, or replace your boiler always check to make sure they are on the Gas Safe register. When you meet your specialist in person, check their Gas Safe ID card, which will not only inform you that they are certified, but also what gas appliances they are licensed to repair.
Anyone who offers services for gas appliances that are NOT certified to work on them is commonly known as a “cowboy” gas fitter. Working with gas without the proper qualifications can lead to explosion, fire, carbon monoxide leaks, and death, which is all the more reason to always check the Gas Safe ID, even if the engineer has been recommended by family or friends, even if the engineer IS family or friend. Plumbing On Tap has a strict zero tolerance policy for cowboy gas fitters and the danger they pose, which is why we only employ trained and professional engineers.
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