Gas Safe Register and OFTEC
Gas Safe Register
Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom. Only a Gas Safe Registered installer is legally allowed to install, maintain and service gas appliances.
It’s vital that you check your gas installer is Gas Safe Registered. You can ask to see your installer’s Gas Safe Registration card or check on the Gas Safe Register website. If the installer can’t produce an ID card they are an illegal gas installer.
You may like to know that after you have had gas work carried out in your property you can nominate the installation for inspection by the Gas Safe Register.
Gas Safe Register is appointed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI on 1st April 2009.
OFTEC is the Oil Fired Technical Association. They are recognised by the Government, oil companies, heating appliance and tank manufacturers as being the acceptable trade body in technician training & assessment for the domestic heating, oil distribution and commercial oil firing industry.
For the oil industry in England and Wales , OFTEC registered technicians are the only people defined as ‘competent’ and able to self certify their work without the need for informing the local building control department.
Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors is the leading trade Association for the Plumbing and Heating Industry in England and Wales.
Working with Government, Local Authorities, Unions and Consumer Organisations, APHC strives to ensure that all plumbing and heating companies are provided a stable and sustained market place.