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More Women than Men allow a Gas Engineer into their Home without Checking Credentials

Larger numbers of women are trusting tradespeople who come to their home without checking credentials.

Over a third of women (33%) admitted in a Gas Tag survey that they didn’t check credentials of the gas engineer they let into their home, compared to just 20% of the men surveyed. On average of all those surveyed, 29% don’t ask for the credentials of the gas engineer.

Paul Durose, CEO of Gas Tag, commissioned the survey. He says, “The findings reveal that large sections of the UK’s rented population are putting their lives at serious risk.”

“Half of those questioned still think their gas engineer needs to be Corgi approved when it changed over to Gas Safe Register in 2009… It is also disturbing that over a third do not ask their engineer for their credentials before they let them into their home.”

There are other issues too. Knowing what the ID should look like and whether it is up-to-date is essential. Check latest valid registration details online. A staggering 50% surveyed still thought that Corgi is for registered engineers. Corgi changed to Gas Safe Register.

It is a legal requirement to hold a Gas Safety certificate for a rented property. 28% of people didn’t know if their rented home had a Gas Safety Certificate.

Men and women that rent property are putting their lives at risk. It is possible to find information about a landlord's legal responsibility. Gas Safe issue guidelines. There is an online register of qualified and legitimate gas safe engineers.

Every year too many gas jobs are carried out by illegal gas installers who are not Gas Safe qualified. Gas Tag encourages landlords to register with them to manage all property gas maintenance and repairs.

Checking credentials in the first step in gas safety.


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