Gas engineers are trained and skilled to carry out the work they do on a daily basis. In order to ensure that people have safe gas appliances in their homes and their businesses, gas engineers must be registered under Gas Safe in the UK. This is a register which holds the details of all competent workers who can install and check gas appliances. The failure to register with Gas Safe means that your engineer is not able to carry out this kind of work and you may be risking your health or life if you allow them to check or install any gas appliances in your home or business.
It’s all about safety
Checking gas boilers and installing them safely requires training and skill which all engineers should be given before or on appointment to their role. If an employer does not register with Gas Safe or does not have employees trained to this standard, the work carried out could put other people’s health or life at risk. Unsafe gas installation could result in carbon monoxide emissions which could harm the health of people on the premises or could quietly kill. On the other hand, unsafe gas appliances could result in an explosion causing burns, injuries or even death. If you have been injured and have been the victim of a rogue gas engineer, you could be entitled to compensation.
What you can do about it
If you have sustained injuries due to an unsafe boiler or gas appliance, you could be entitled to compensation where there is evidence that negligence took place. This could be on the part of an employer, self-employed person or contractor. Our team at Accident Advice Helpline specialise in personal injury claims and have been helping people for many years. We can offer you no-obligation advice and a no win, no fee** service if you choose to make your claim with our in-house solicitors. You can determine how successful your claim is likely to be by trying out our online 30-second test. Alternatively, if you wish to speak with one of our advisors, you can give us a call free on 0800 689 0500.
Category: Accidents at home