Gas Work Question

I have an old gas fire in my living room that i wanted removed and the gas pipe capped off.... does the plumber need to be gas safe??

18 Answers

Best Answer

YES,your plumber definitely needs to be Gas Safe registered.Ask for his gas licence number and visit to verify he is gas safe registered.If he does not want to give you his licence number ,then the chances are he is an illegal gas worker that could cost you your life.A genuine Gas Safe engineer will not mind to have his gas licence checked.

Answered 29th Nov 2011

TC Plumbing and Heating/Construction

Member since 31 Dec 2009


Answered 29th Nov 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

seriously would you want someone in your home playing around with the gas if they werent gas safe.

Answered 29th Nov 2011

m w building construction and property maintenance

Member since 28 Sep 2008


Answered 29th Nov 2011

Roc builders

Member since 25 Aug 2011

yes he does need to gas safe

Answered 29th Nov 2011

John Hodgins Plastering & Renovation Services

Member since 17 Nov 2011

Yes an absolute must, always ask to see his/her gas safe id and even check with gas safe. After anything gas is capped a gas test must be carried out at the meter to confirm there is no leak and it is safe to carry on using the gas carcass as the supply.

Answered 24th Jun 2015

Gas Gas Gas

Member since 23 Jun 2015

Yes he needs to be gas safe as he is about to Capp the gas pipe . The fire is ok it's the gas pipe and the capping is the prioritie.

Answered 13th May 2016

Welsh Gas Services

Member since 12 May 2016

yes he does, and dont be affraid to ask for proof that he is

Answered 29th Nov 2011


Member since 21 Nov 2011


Answered 29th Nov 2011

carl melady

Member since 1 Jun 2008

Hi David,
Any gas related works must be carried out by a gas safe registered engineer. It really is not worth the risk by having the works carried out by anyone who is not gas safe registered. hope this helps.
Darren Betts

Answered 29th Nov 2011

Darren Betts Kitchen & Bathroom Installations

Member since 23 Nov 2011

without doubt ,yes

Answered 30th Nov 2011

sovereign plumbing and heating

Member since 23 Nov 2011

It is an offence to do any form of gas work without the relevant gas safe qualifications and registry .It is your responsibility to ensure that they are qualified by checking their I'd and that it is in date and that on the reverse side of the I'd card they hold the qualification for what they are working on eg a gas fire is a separate qualification to a gas boiler,cooker,hob,meter ,the gas safe card is just to say they are gas core qualified

Answered 7th Jun 2016

GCL Heating and Plumbing

Member since 21 Mar 2015


Answered 25th Sep 2013

Anderson Heating & Gas

Member since 30 Jul 2008


Answered 8th Nov 2014

Action Gas

Member since 17 Feb 2012

Absolutely yes!!!!!
Always use gas safe registered engineers you can check the engineer via the gas safe website with his/hers licence number which will inform you if they are gas safe registered and if they are qualified to work on the appliance you require them to

Answered 4th Apr 2016


Member since 11 Mar 2016

Yes. The person needs to be gas safe otherwise it's illegal to take on gas work.

Answered 7th Apr 2016

Ignite Boiler Services Ltd

Member since 25 Mar 2016

Yes always use a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

Answered 11th Jun 2018

GJB Gas and Building Services

Member since 2 Nov 2017

Yes you have to be gas safe to carry out any type of gas work hope this helps


Jack howes

Answered 22nd Jan 2019


Member since 22 Jan 2019

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