Community Safety 

Finding a Qualified Engineer 

 

For you and your families safety ensure that anyone installing, servicing or carrying out any other work on gas, oil or solid fuel burning (e.g. coal and wood) appliances in your home must be a qualified engineer.

For gas appliances they must be on the Gas Safe Register. For oil appliances the must be registered on the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). For solid fuel appliances they must belong to the Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme (HETAS). The links to their websites are as below:

Gas Safe Register
https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/

Oil Firing Technical Association
http://www.oftec.org/

Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme
http://www.hetas.co.uk/

Make sure that all chimneys and flues are swept regularly by a qualified sweep who is a member of one of the following:

National Association of Chimney Sweeps
http://nacs.org.uk/

Guild of Master Sweeps
http://guildofmasterchimneysweeps.co.uk/

Association of Professional and Independent Chimney Sweeps
http://www.apics.org.uk/