Check an engineer - are they Gas Safe registered?
The Gas Safe Register website has a 'Find an Engineer' service where you can find a local registered engineer simply by inputting your postcode. Alternatively consumers can call the freefone helpline on 0800 408 5500.
Consumers can also check that the engineer who has come to undertake the work is the engineer the 'found' on the website through the 'Check an Engineer' service on the Gas Safe Register website. By inputting the licence number from the engineers ID card. Consumers will be able to see pictures of the registered engineers and details of their qualifications.
Consumers can check a business is registered by texting Gas and the business registration number to 85080. Consumers will receive a text back confirming whether the registration number is registered. Alternatively consumers can check an engineer is registered by texting Gas and the engineers seven digit licence number to 85080. Again consumers will receive a text message confirming if the licence card number is registered.
As an additional option consumers can also request a photo of their engineer to be sent to their phone, providing an engineer has signed up to this service. Following confirmation of an engineer's registration the consumer will be offered the option to reply with Photo and the engineers licence number to be sent the engineers photograph.