How do I check if a gas engineer is registered?

An explanation of the Gas Safe Register ID Card and what it tells you

The Gas Safe Register ID Card is there for you, your family and your home’s protection. An engineer or plumbing who possess one has the right training and knowledge to work with gas appliances.

All of our expert engineers at are Gas Safe Registered and they all carry their Gas Safe Register ID Card with them on every job.

When they arrive at your property to carry out work on your boiler, central heating system or pipework, please ask to see the engineer’s Gas Safe ID Card. True professionals with the proper training and qualifications will never fail to show their credentials. Be wary of someone who cannot produce the card – they may not be the professional they are claiming to be.

The Gas Safe Register ID Card has details on the front and the back. As a result, you need to make sure you check both sides.

The engineer’s ID Card is there for your protection, so it’s vitally important that you read all the details carefully. The front of the card provides the details showing that they are registered on the Gas Safe Register. The back shows what type of gas work the engineer is qualified to do.

Information on the front of the ID card:

  • A photo of the engineer
  • Unique licence number
  • Name of the engineer
  • The company name
  • Registration number
  • Valid from date
  • Valid expiry date
  • The security hologram

The 7 digit licence number on the ID card is unique to the engineer. It appears in the middle and at the top next to the photo. Make sure you check it. You may need to write it down so you always have a copy.

Information on the back of the ID card:

This will have a list of the type of gas work that the engineer is qualified to carry out, such as Gas Boiler, Pipework and Water Heaters etc.. Finally, check that their qualifications are up to date.

Check online

In addition to checking the ID card you can see if an engineer is registered on the Gas Safe Register website. They have a handy ‘Check an Engineer’ feature where you just enter the card number. The website will check the entire database to make sure they are a true professional.

More Information

To speak to a Gas Safe Registered engineer about a new boiler, or for any other boiler/central heating inquiries, please call 0800 311 8990, or simply fill in the free no-obligation quote form below.

We have a team of local boiler installation experts waiting to help you.