You may already be aware that when you are looking for a commercial gas engineer for your business, it's best if you choose someone registered with Gas Safe. When an engineer is with Gas Safe, this means that they will have an appropriate ID card, and this ID card will also show the kind of work they can do. But if you are face to face with a gas engineer and would like to make doubly sure of their qualifications, especially regarding the kind of commercial property you have and the appliances you have in your property, you need to know what to look for in the back of their ID card. The front of the ID card contains essential information, of course, but it’s often the back of the card where you will find the real information you require. Here, then, is an in-depth look at the different categories for commercial gas engineers with a Gas Safe ID.
The basic info
The ID card will, of course, contain necessary information on the front, and this includes the engineer's photograph, the start and expiration date of the card, the licence number of the engineer, and a hologram for security purposes. Aside from this, the front of the ID card will contain the name of the business which employs the engineer. But if you really want to make sure that the engineer can do the work you need, the back of the card contains all the information.
What to look for on the back of the card
The back of the card should contain a list of core competencies – core or basic work that the engineer can do, with categories such as ‘install,’ ‘safety check,’ ‘service/maintain,’ ‘LPG,’ and ‘commission gas supply.’ You should confirm that core competencies are on the back of the card; without any of these core competencies, the engineer isn't qualified to do any work at all. But if the engineer can carry out even more specific or additional work, it will be listed on the back of the card as well, as Gasway Commercial, a provider of commercial gas services in London, explains.
Specific work categories
There are some specific work categories you should be looking for based on the kind of work you need. These additional work categories include the following:
Wet central heating – this means that the engineer is competent in the installation, assembly, disconnection, service and repair, and commission of commercial gas boilers (whether single or in groups) which are higher than 70kW for hot water and heating.
Commercial pipework - this means that the engineer is competent in the installation and removal of gas pipework which is bigger than 35 millimetres in diameter.
Vessels – this means that the engineer is competent in connecting, testing, and commissioning LPG pipework supplied from either a single/multiple storage vessel to the building which is supplied with gas.
Commercial catering – this means that the engineer is competent in regard to the installation, commission, disconnection, service, and repair of gas commercial flueless or flued gas appliances used for catering.
Other categories include commercial laundry, fire simulators, pool boilers, incinerators, HP pipework, air heating, indirect gas-fired heating appliances, and gas-fired engines.Updated Date: 23 October 2018, 06:19