The Gas Safe register: trade bodies and regulators in the Gas Services industry

A few weeks ago, as part of our series on regulators within the buildings maintenance industry, we looked at trade bodies in the electrical services industry (click here to see the article in full). Today we are turning our attentions to the organisations that oversee our work with gas, the main focus being the Gas Safe Register.

Most people have heard of Corgi. Even having a domestic boiler serviced involved finding someone with the correct registration. But what many people haven’t realised is that Corgi is no more; it’s become the Gas Safe Register.

The Gas Safe Register provides an official list of engineers who are registered to work legally and safely on boilers and other gas appliances. It’s appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area and by law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.

At DMG Delta our gas engineers are regularly checked to ensure their work is safe and carried out to a high standard and they are, of course, on the Gas Safe Register. Scheduled and planned maintenance for boiler plants and large heating systems is a big part of what we do so it’s very important to us.

So while the Gas Safe Register is the main trade body for gas safety, there are others that apply more generally to the building services and facilities management industries. Of course all the work we do at DMG Delta is within the relevant Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines and best and safe working practices.

Charities such as the British Safety Council are also very helpful. They, like us, want everyone to be safe at work so offer guidelines and training which we take seriously.

And of course you as the person buying services from DMG Delta have a duty to ensure we are working correctly. We’d love you to be able to take our word for it but understand that a bit more than that is required which is where CHAS can come in. The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme can do some of the work for you and avoid duplication. Along similar lines you’ll find Constructiononline.

As you can see there are a number of different ways the gas services industry are regulated. Some are legally required while others play more of an advisory role. We’re proud of the high quality work we do here at DMG Delta so are always willing to discuss the various registrations and qualifications our engineers hold. Simply Contact Us or call 01279 810100 for more information.