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Gas Safeties have been Temporarily Suspended amid Covid-19 Outbreak: Instructions issued to engineers by Gas Safe Register

Gas Safeties have been Temporarily Suspended amid Covid-19 Outbreak: Instructions issued to engineers by Gas Safe Register

Tuesday 24th March 2020
Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register have issue advice to their engineers for the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Until the announcement made by the UK Prime Minister on 23rd March, restricting people to their homes, we have continued to operate gas safety inspections and investigations, focusing on the highest risks. Our inspectors have been taking a range of precautions to protect the public and engineers that they come into contact with, as well as themselves; based on the guidance provided to businesses and the public on Gov.uk.

What do the new restrictions announced by the UK Government mean for gas engineers?
The HSE is currently seeking guidance from Cabinet Office on what gas engineering services and scenarios are considered essential for the next 3 weeks; for example, attending emergency breakdown, versus installing a new appliance. As soon as more definitive guidance is available, we will publish this.

As of the evening of 23rd March, we expect to suspend Gas Safety inspections until we have more guidance. We anticipate that we will need to continue, but will confirm this soon, once we the guidance from Cabinet Office and HSE on what they need from the industry to support the nation.

Please be aware: as this is an ever changing situation information may be updated, amended and added on a regular basis.