CORGI replaced by new gas safety watchdog
- 10th April 2009
- Renting Property News
As of this month gas engineers need to show their new IDs for Gas Safety Register.
Gas Safety Register is taking over the governing of gas safety in Britain's rented accommodation.
As the law stands, all let properties must have in place a current and valid record of the annual safety check undertaken by a suitably qualified engineer.
Until now, engineers had to be registered with CORGI to be authorised to carry out any gas installations, works and safety checks.
Under the new rules, all existing gas safety records will be valid until their expiry date – even if that is beyond today – however, any future safety checks will need to be carried out by an engineer who is registered with Gas Safe Register.
Landlords are advised to check that their gas engineer carries the Gas Safety Register ID card with a unique licence number.
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