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This page contains information about natural gas and LPG that consumers, installers, distributors and transmission operators need to know.

Registration scheme

The CORGI registration scheme for gas installers ceased on 31st March 2010 and from 1st April 2010 gas fitters are required to be registered with Gas Safe Register.

It is a legal requirement for gas fitters to be competent and registered at all times.

Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register deals with all aspects of the downstream gas industry covering the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 2004. It covers both piped natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas.

It is the law that anyone carrying out gas work that is within the scope of the Regulations is on the Gas Safe Register.The Gas Safe Register maintains a register of details of businesses and operatives who are competent to undertake a variety of gas work.

Registered gas engineers are issued with an Identity Card which gas consumers are encouraged to ask to see when engineers attend their property to undertake work.

New businesses and engineers with no previous history or those returning to the industry with a history of complaints or a record of unsafe gas work will undergo a time limited Probationary Period. During that period they will be required to report gas work they are doing so that the Gas Safe Register can inspect one or more pieces of work.

Gas Safe Register has a team of inspectors who monitor that gas work is being undertaken competently and safely. They deal with reactive complaints, undertake planned inspections and handle ad hoc requests.

The Gas Safe Register inspectors work closely with HSENI and their gas compliance officers.

Full details can be found on the Gas Safe Register website.  

Contacting the Gas Safe Register

Gas engineers and consumers can contact the Gas Safe Register in any of the following ways:

If you wish to complain about the safety of a gas installation, the work of an engineer or about the service provided by the Gas Safe Register you should contact the Consumer Complaints department of the Gas Safe Register.

Full details can be found on the Gas Safe Register website

Safety alerts

Annual reports

Priorities

Following the deaths of two young men in Castlerock, HSENI encourage users of all fossil fuels to have their appliances serviced regularly and to fit Carbon Monoxide alarms as a second line of defence. For further information please download our information sheet:

Resources

Legislation

Please note that these links are to the original legislation, visitors should verify for themselves whether legislation is in force or whether it has been amended or repealed by subsequent legislation.