What is the point of the Gas Safe Register?
On receiving our new Gas Safe Registration certificate this week, we wanted to share a little more info on exactly what the Gas Safe Register is.
And explain the importance of it to the Gas Safe Registered engineers who visit your home to fix your boiler, service your boiler or install a new boiler for you.
What is the Gas Safe Register and why should YOU care? 🤔
In short, the Gas Safe Register is the only official gas registration body of gas businesses/engineers in the UK today.
It is illegal for a gas business to trade if they arent on the Gas Safe Register and it is dangerous for you to use a tradesman or tradeswoman to install, repair, or maintain your gas appliances if they are not Gas Safe Registered.
Our gas engineers are all aligned to Gas Angel (as a registered business) and are therefore issued with a license to undertake gas work on behalf of our company.
So long as…
They hold a valid and current qualification that needs to be renewed regularly to keep up to date with the latest guidelines, laws, and technology.
Heating engineers gather evidence of competence relating to gas safety matters
This is obtained through the common route of training and assessment.
It is very much like the way the DVLA issues you with a driving license once you have proved your driving competence via passing your written and practical driving test.
The biggest difference here is that you only need to pass your driving test once – whereas gas safety testing is ongoing for Gas Angel Heating Engineers.
Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI in the UK on 1 April 2009
That’s 12 years ago!
Yet many people still search Google for (and ask for) a ‘Corgi Registered Engineer’ – Corgi capitalised this fact (which makes good business sense) and set up a boiler cover plan company.
The ironic thing is, that Corgi does not have any Corgi Registered Engineers, as they simply do not exist.
In fact, they don’t even have any Gas Safe Registered engineers as they subcontract out their boiler repair work, boiler breakdown work, and boiler servicing work to actual Gas Safe Registered engineers…
Such as us 😊 Gas Angel Heating Services.
Gas Angel is a partner of Corgi network, who we proudly carry out work for each week
Some customers can be confused when our engineer turns up in their Gas Angel van, wearing a Gas Angel uniform, and issues Gas Angel branded documentation once the gas work is complete.
However, most are just happy to have their boiler working again and their heating and hot water back on.
Gas Angel has its own boiler cover plan called Gas Angel Cover
Gas Angel Cover was designed specifically for homeowners and landlords here in the North East.
A boiler cover plan with Gas Angel Cover starts from £13 per month and helps people who live in Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead, Durham, Sunderland, and surrounding areas…
Avoid the HUGE hassle and expense of unexpected boiler breakdowns
As a North East family-run company, the quality and service of our work are vital in upholding the great reputation we’ve earned over the last 14 years.
We, therefore, employ all of our engineers directly and do not use subcontractors. This means we keep tight control over a promise we make to all customers, called – our peace of mind promise. This comprises of two guarantees.
14-day money-back guarantee
If you sign up for Gas Angel Cover and change your mind for any reason within the first 14 days, just let us know and we’ll give you a full refund.
• Nothing to lose
• Total peace of mind to gain
24-hour call-out guarantee
Gas Angel Cover Plan B and C customers say one of the things they love most about their plan is how quickly we respond.
When it comes to boiler and central heating problems (particularly during the cold months) our cover plan customers take priority.
• 24-hour call-out guarantee
• Or, your next 2 months cover is free
If we are even 1 minute over, you get your next 2 months’ cover, free of charge! So, it is to everyone’s benefit that we get out to you swiftly 😀
Interested in a Gas Angel Cover plan?
If you would like more information, please call us on 0191 289 3464.
Or you can click to read about our boiler breakdown cover plan now.
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