Gas safety at home
When you need a gas appliance installed, maintained or serviced in your home, use the Gas Safe Register to find a qualified, registered gas engineer.
Gas engineers must be on the register to do safe and legal gas installations and service gas appliances.
Risks in using an unregistered gas worker
If you allow someone who isn't a Gas Safe-registered engineer to inspect or work on a gas boiler, cooker or fire in your home, they might not be qualified to do the work safely.
You could be putting lives at risk. Poorly maintained, badly installed or faulty gas appliances can cause:
- gas leaks
- carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas which you can't see, taste or smell, but it can kill quickly without warning.
Find a Gas Safe registered engineer
All Gas Safe-registered engineers are listed on the website. Use your postcode to find Gas Safe-registered engineers in your area
You can telephone an advisor to help you find a registered engineer in your area. The freephone number is:
- 0800 408 5500
Gas Safe Register ID card
All Gas Safe-registered engineers carry an ID card with information on the front and back. Before an engineer does any gas work in your home, always ask to see the engineer's ID card. On the front of the card, check:
- engineers's photograph
- start and expiry dates
- licence number
- security hologram
- engineer is from the business you contacted
On the back of the card, check:
- engineer's qualification to do gas work you asked them to do
- engineer's qualifications are up to date
How to check the engineer is on the Gas Safe Register
You can also use the website address and phone number listed above to confirm that the engineer is registered.
The downloadable leaflets about the Gas Safe Register show a sample ID card for an engineer on the Gas Safe Register.
- Gas Safe Register - general information leaflet
- Gas Safe Register - information for landlords and tenants