In the UK, it is illegal to work on gas appliances unless you are Gas Safe registered. This is to ensure the safety of the public. In this blog we explain how to join the Gas Safe register and how to become Gas Safe registered.
How do you become Gas Safe registered?
To become Gas Safe registered, you must:
- Complete an appropriate Gas Managed Learning Programme (GML). This is a training course that will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to work with gas safely.
- Build a portfolio of gas work alongside a registered gas engineer. This will show that you have the practical experience of working with gas.
- Undertake an ACS Assessment for CCN1 and relevant appliances. This is an exam that will test your knowledge and skills in gas safety.
- Apply to join the Gas Safe Register.
The process of becoming Gas Safe registered can take some time, however, it is a worthwhile investment to ensure that you are qualified to work with gas safely.
Why become Gas Safe registered?
Not only is is a legal requirement, but there are also lots of benefits of becoming Gas Safe registered:
- You will be able to work on gas appliances legally.
- You will be able to give your customers peace of mind that their gas appliances are being worked on by a qualified and competent engineer.
- You will be able to access training and development opportunities to help you stay up-to-date with the latest gas safety regulations.
- You will be able to join a professional body that can offer you support and advice.
How much does it cost to become Gas Safe registered?
Registration fees for the Gas Safety register can be found on the Gas Safety Register website.
If you are interested in a career in gas engineering, becoming Gas Safe registered is a must. By following the steps outlined above, you can become a qualified and competent gas engineer who can work legally and safely.
Gas Safety Week
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