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Gas Safety

Are You Switched On About Gas Safety?

It's always better to be safe than sorry, so make sure your gas appliances are checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer - cookers, boilers and fires should be checked annually to ensure they're working safely and efficiently.

Feel reassured with the Gas Safe Register

This is the official list of gas engineers who are legally qualified to work on gas appliances. If they're not on it, they're working illegally! It's scary to know that two thirds (66%) of illegal gas jobs in the UK leave appliances unsafe.

Let nothing go undetected

Unsafe cookers, boilers or fireplaces could leak carbon monoxide gas which is poisonous, or spark a fire. You can't see, taste or smell it - it's known as the 'silent killer' so make sure you check your appliances regularly or buy a carbon monoxide alarm that detects it.

Protect your family

Jonathan Samuel, chief executive of Gas Safe Register, said: "The data from our investigations team highlights the dangers of illegal gas work and how threatening this can be to your families. Don't cut corners and always check you're using a Gas Safe registered engineer so you can have peace of mind that your engineer is legally qualified to work in your home."

To check your engineer is on the Gas Safe Register, visit, and always ask to see their Gas Safe ID card when they arrive at your home.

Top tips on keeping you and your home gas safe

    • Know the symptoms of CO poisoning: headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
    • Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always ask a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
    • If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately: 0800 111 999.
    • Gas appliances should be safety checked every year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer

To find a Gas Safe registered engineer in your area, visit or call 0800 408 5500.