Why is gas safety important?

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom and lists all qualified gas safe engineers. The aim of the register is to improve and maintain gas safety by investigating reports of illegal and unsafe gas work.

According to Gas Safe Register over the last three years there have been nearly 1,000 injuries and 22 fatalities relating to gas incidents such as carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, fires and gas leaks.

It is also estimated that a quarter of a million jobs are carried out illegally each year due to the gas fitters having incorrect qualifications.