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Can you spot a FAKE Gas Safe ID Card?

Don’t let a scammer into your home. Find out how to spot a FAKE Gas Safe ID Card and keep yourself gas safe.

What is the Gas Safe ID card?

The Gas safe ID is issued to all Gas Safe Registered engineers. They must carry it at all times when they’re carrying out work.

When you book a boiler service, installation, replacement or other work through Harvey Heating, our Gas Safe registered engineers will have their ID cards on display. If you want to double-check – don’t worry, they won’t be offended!

Ask to see the engineer’s Gas Safe ID card.

Then, look for the following features to check if the ID is legitimate…

On the front

  • The engineer’s photo. Check it matches their face.
  • The business they work for. In our case – Harvey Heating Ltd.
  • Start and expiry date. Gas Safe ID cards must be renewed every 12 months. If the date is expired, don’t let the engineer into your home. Contact the Gas Safe Register with their license number.
  • The licence number. Registered engineers get a unique Licence number when they pass their certification. This is located along the top of the card, and is embossed into the middle too.
  • Gas Safe Security hologram. This hologram, featuring the Gas Safe Logo in an iridescent blue, is on all official Gas Safe ID cards.

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Example of a valid Gas Safe ID except for one thing – can you spot it?

On the back

Not all gas engineers can work with all types of appliances or carry out all types of gas work. For example, Harvey Heating engineers specialise in domestic installs and appliances. We do not train our staff for non-domestic gas purposes.

Here is a full guide to all domestic categories. Check your engineer is registered to carry out the work you have called them to do. For example, if your engineer is fitting a new boiler, they should be certified to cover ‘Boiler Installs’.

Then, check the expiry date next to the individual qualification. If it is out of date, do not let the engineer into your home.

What if the engineer’s Gas Safe ID is a fake?

By law, gas engineers have to be Gas Safe registered to carry out work in the UK, Isle of Man, and Guernsey. If the ID you are shown is not valid, do not let the engineer into your home.

If you think a gas engineer is working illegally, report them on the Gas Safe website, or contact Gas Safe at 0800 408 5500.

Harvey Heating – Gas Safe registered for your peace of mind

We ensure all of our staff are trained and up to date with all Gas Safe licences. When you book with Harvey Heating, rest assured the work carried out is to Gas Safe standards.

If you are looking for a reliable heating company local to North Yorkshire, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01748 812963 or email us via our Contact page.

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