On top of being extremely flammable, in its natural state, gas is odourless and incredibly difficult to see which can make working with it quite a dangerous activity if you are not professionally qualified to do so. With a risk of explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning if gas appliances are not installed and maintained properly, it is imperative that businesses adhere to strict regulations when working with gas to ensure the safety of the general public.
The Gas Safe Register is an official list of registered gas workers and engineers that are experienced and qualified to work with specified boilers, cookers, fires and other gas fuelled appliances. All gas engineers are required by law to register with Gas Safe to safeguard the public in domestic and commercial settings alike.
What does Gas Safe do?
The register was set up to maintain and improve levels of gas safety across the UK and it replaced CORGI as the official gas safety register in 2009. With over 120,000 gas workers in the UK, it is imperative that trade workers adhere to standard regulations - which is why registration is so important.
As well as issuing Gas Safe certificates to registered workers, Gas Safe investigate reports of unsafe gas work, educate customers on the importance of gas safety and track down illegal gas workers that could jeopardise your home or business.
Why be Gas Safe?
It is a legal requirement that all gas workers are registered with Gas Safe, and all approved contractors will be issued with an ID card which should be carried by all registered engineers when on the job. It is encouraged to ask to see this Id to ensure that the worker is: a) qualified for the job; b) matching the ID photo; and, c) from the company they are registered with.
As well as carrying ID cards to all jobs, we think it is important to show your customers that your business is Gas Safe at all times by utilising Gas Safe workwear.
Trust the Triangle
Here at Relkogroup, we stock a full and varied range of Gas Safe workwear for your engineers and staff. From t-shirts, polos and jumpers through to safety shoes, jackets and hi-vis vests as well as goggles and other personal protective equipment in our store. You can expect to see high-quality products from brands you know and love, such as Helly Hansen, Portwest and Panther Vision; all emblazoned with your business logo and a Gas Safe triangle.
Before printing personalised workwear, we will ensure that all Gas Safe registration details are genuine.
For Gas Safe workwear and much more besides, please visit our website for more information.