News | Published on 22nd Jun 2016

Stay Safe only use a Gas Safe Registered Engineer warns HHIC

‘Stay Safe, only use a Gas Safe Registered Engineer’ is the message from the Heating and Hotwater Council, HHIC as it throws its weight behind Gas Safe Registers campaign to highlight the volume of people being put at risk after using an unqualified and illegal gas fitter.

Stewart Clements, Director at HHIC warns, ‘The local authority must be told when a new or replacement boiler is fitted and homeowner can be confident that the registered installer will do this. The 'building regulations compliance' certificate generated from this registration may be required if and when the home is sold. The registered installer will also complete the Benchmark certificate, which registers the appliance with the manufacturer and protects the warranty.

So we are urging homeowners to ‘look for the triangle’ and ask to see the fitters Gas Safe ID card when having any gas appliances serviced or replaced. The consequences of not doing so could at best prove expensive if warranties are not forthcoming and at worst deadly.

If you are having your central heating system serviced over the coming months make sure the work is carried out by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer and stay safe.’