What is the Gas Safe Register? August 28, 2018 We’ve all heard the stories of dodgy labourers overcharging for their service and doing a cheap, unsafe fix. The Gas Safe Register is in place to ensure this never happens to you, keeping your family and your money safe from unprofessional, unqualified workers.What is the Gas Safe Register?The Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey. It replaced CORGI in 2009 with an updated set of guidelines and acts as a licensing body for gas engineers.What is the Gas Safe Register for?The Gas Safe Register has a list of all legally qualified gas engineers and helps customers find an engineer local to them. If an engineer is on the list, customers know that they are correctly trained and qualified to carry out gas work, eliminating the risk of any dangerous work being carried out by someone that doesn't know what they are doing.In addition to this, the Gas Safe Register checks any reports of unsafe or illegal gas work and can prosecute any engineer found carrying out unsafe work, helping keep the public safe. How can I find a local Gas Safe engineer?You can search by location to find qualified gas engineers near you on the Gas Safe website: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk. You can also use this to check any gas engineer to see if they are on the register. To check an individual, you need to know their 9-digit license number (any legit gas engineer will be happy to share this with you) or search for their full company name.Why hire a Gas Safe engineer?Hiring a Gas Safe engineer means you are guaranteed to hire someone who is correctly trained with gas and therefore does not pose a risk to you or your home. This is vital, as incorrect gas work can be very unsafe for all that are exposed to it.It also means the work carried out will be more than satisfactory, as the customer is the main priority of any Gas Safe engineer.However, if the work you received was not up to scratch, you can have peace of mind in knowing the register investigate all complaints thoroughly, keeping you and your money safe from any dangerous, unsatisfactory work.Your local Gas Safe engineers in Kilwinning, AyrshireAt A&W Plumbing and Heating, we are proud to say that all of our engineers are Gas Safe registered, having had the correct training and qualifications to carry out gas work safely and efficiently. We offer a range of quality heating services across Irvine, Kilmarnock, Dalry, Saltcoats, Ardrossan, Kilwinning, Stevenston.For more information, please fill out our contact form or give us a call on 01294 558374 / 07917 585959. We hope to hear from you soon.