A boiler installation requires the expert hands of a professional, someone who knows the dangers and is trained to install boilers safely. In this article, we'll look at the Gas Safe Register and the consequences of relying on someone to install your boiler who isn't accredited.
Boiler Installation and the Gas Safe Register
When it comes to boiler installations, the Gas Safe Register is the most important accreditation you should look out for when choosing an installer. In the UK, it's against the law to install boilers if you are not on this register, which lists around 120,000 qualified engineers. Through tracking down unregistered engineers, inspecting qualified engineers and educating the public, the body in charge of this system (Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services Limited) is helping to keep you safe from the dangers of poorly installed boilers. Read on to find what what can go wrong if you call out an unregistered installer to fit your new boiler.
The Consequences of Improper Boiler Installations
It has been proven many times that unqualified boiler engineers are a risk to life through improper installations.
• Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the main concerns when it comes to boiler installations. This silent killer can result from an improper installation, causing symptoms such as nausea and loss of consciousness.
• Property damage is another consequence of a poorly installed boiler. A gas leak from an insecure line can lead to ceilings caving in, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
• Also a concern with gas leaks is fire or explosion, which can lead to devastation throughout a home.
Make sure to call on the services of a Gas Safe Registered engineer to install your new boiler and stay safe.