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The Gas Safe Register
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The Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It replaced CORGI. The Gas Safe Register makes sure the engineers on the Register are safe by inspecting the gas work they have carried out.

As Gas Safe registered engineers you can feel safe in the knowledge that we are competent and qualified to work safely and legally with gas. By using a Gas Safe registered engineer you are protecting yourself and your family from incorrectly fitted, fixed and serviced gas appliances. These are a major cause of lethal carbon monoxide poisoning, and can also lead to gas leaks, fires and explosions.

Always ask for our Gas Safe Register ID card and check the back of the card to make sure we are qualified for the work you need. To check our registration details visit www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

Save Money with Servicing
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Save Money with Servicing

For residential landlords and business managers to have a reliable operation of their premises’ heating system, they must have regularly scheduled boiler maintenance and testing performed to avoid failure of equipment. Properly functioning control and safety devices are absolutely important for any boiler. Regular boiler service is also required for boiler insurance and warranties to remain valid. Seaburn gas services offers the following benefits and savings that you could achieve from regular boiler maintenance.

Improved safety

Your gas boiler should be safety checked and serviced regularly. This gas safety check involves inspection of your gas appliance to see if it works correctly and to identify any defects which need repair. Servicing your gas appliance regularly ensures efficiency, safety and performance. Seaburn gas servicing offers boiler service and landlord gas safety check annually.

Carbon monoxide emissions checked regularly is very crucial. This is a poisonous colorless and odorless gas which causes illness and even death when inhaled. It is important then that the gas boiler is checked for any leaks.

Reduced Energy Costs

Boilers can operate for many years without servicing, but is fuel consuming. With the increase in fuel costs, regular servicing brings about fuel reduction. The fuel system requires periodic cleaning and routine maintenance. Failure to do so could result in higher fuel costs, loss of heat transfer or furnace explosion.

Extended Life of the Boiler

A serviced gas boiler means a prolonged life and prevention of breakdowns.  Boiler maintenance dramatically reduces the risk of your boiler breaking and ruining your day.  Our engineers at Seaburn gas servicing will inspect the entire control system, faults and offer free parts and labor for parts of heating system covered. This saves you from paying large part and repair bills.

For your Comfort

There is nothing more convenient than a reliable boiler. An uncomfortable place of business or residence can mean loss of customers and poor working conditions for employees. This would be detrimental. Regular maintenance of the boiler ensures smooth running of business and comfortable place of living.

Seaburn gas services highly recommend regular scheduled boiler servicing to ensure that your heating system is in good working, reliable efficient and safe condition. Our engineers who are experienced professionals will carry out thorough inspection, performance assessment and repairs. They will also ensure unlimited calls out during the 12 month agreement.

To find out more about our 12 month service plans please click here

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Stay Gas Safe at Home

Here at Seaburn Gas Services, we take your safety seriously, all our work is carried out by qualified, Gas Safe registered engineers, so you can rest assured your gas appliances and central heating system is in very safe hands.

Here are some safety tips published by Gas safe themselves:

We rely on our gas boilers, cookers and fires to keep warm, have hot baths and showers and cook hot meals. It’s important that gas appliances are regularly serviced to help keep us safe and prevent them from breaking down when we need them the most.

Stay Gas Safe in your home with these top tips:

  • Have all your gas appliances, including boilers, gas cookers and gas fires, safety checked annually.
  • Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and check gas appliances in your home – it’s the law and will help keep you safe.
  • Always ask to see an engineers Gas Safe ID card and check the back of the card to ensure they are qualified to carry out the specific type of gas work you need.
  • Find a Gas Safe registered engineer in your area or call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500
  • Recognise the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Check gas appliances for warning signs that they are not working properly e.g. lazy yellow flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks or stains on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room. Remember that an unsafe appliance sometimes has none of these signs at all.
  • Buy an audible carbon monoxide alarm for your home and make sure it is located near to your gas appliances in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidance. Carbon monoxide can leak from appliances and kill.
  • Only use gas appliances for their intended purpose e.g. don’t use a gas oven to heat a room or use a gas barbeque inside the house.
  • Always ensure there is enough ventilation for your gas appliances to allow them to burn correctly and make sure you are not blocking any air vents that provide an air supply to the gas appliance.
Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation – Landlords
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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation – Landlords

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2014, taking place 15th – 21st September.
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

If you’re a landlord, you are legally obliged to make sure:

Pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.
All appliances and flues provided for tenants use have an annual safety check. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.
Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register.
All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.
A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.
You keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record for two years.
Before any gas work is carried out always check the engineers ID card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing. Encourage your tenants to do the same.

For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

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