Commercial Gas Engineers in Bridgend explained by BPS
What is a Commercial Gas Engineer?
The purpose of a Gas engineer and installer is installing, evaluating and repairing gas appliances and piping within the home. A commercial gas engineer will service, repair and install industrial appliances, heating systems, boilers and piping in schools, colleges, universities, places of worship, government buildings etc. as well as commercial properties. It is vitally important to use a Commercial Gas Engineer or Company that are registered with the Gas Safe Register as they will be adequately qualified and certified, making the work they do safe and adhering to current gas regulations and legislation.
What is the Gas Safe Register?
The Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the applicable Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register, and the Register’s role is to serve as the as a licensing body.
When a business becomes Gas Safe registered they are being issued a licence in order to carry out gas work (much as the DVLA issues driving licences to individuals who have proven their proficiency by passing a driving test). Consequently, the checks Gas Safe Register make before allowing registration only extend to ensuring that those making an application for, and holding, registration is suitably qualified as gas safety proficient.
The Gas Safe Register is not a membership body for engineers, nor a trade association and it replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1st April 2009 and in Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1st April 2010.
In the event that you require gas work performed in your commercial property or place of work, you can make use of the variety of search options to find a registered business or check an engineer is registered and qualified for the task you need doing.
The Gas Safe Register is the official list of companies that are legitimately permitted to implement gas work. Every registered organisation who employs gas engineers is issued with Gas Safe ID cards. Not all engineers are qualified to carry out all types of gas work so always remember to check their ID card ahead of any work is performed or always work with an experienced, trusted and reputable facilities company, such as BPS, who will only ensure the appropriate and correctly qualified engineer is dispatched to your property.
There are more than 120,000 engineers on the Gas Safe Register and the Gas Safe Register inspects the work they’ve completed on an ad hoc basis in order to monitor their work is still compliant and safe. If you’ve had gas work carried out in the last six months, you can nominate it for a free gas safety inspection. If you believe someone is working on gas illegally, you have to report them to the Gas Safe Register who will then investigate.
What does the Gas Safety Register do?
- The Gas Safe Register investigates reports of illegal gas work. The relevant information they gather is turned over to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who have the power to prosecute
- The Gas Safe Register conducts public awareness campaigns to make as consumers aware of the risks of perilous and unlawful gas work, and of various other dangers, for example, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
- It is the coordinating body for the once a year industry-wide Gas Safety Week campaign
The Gas Safe Register is run by Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services Limited, a division of Capita Plc
You should be given a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate if a Gas Safe registered engineer installs a heat producing gas appliance in your residential or commercial property. It is effectively a means of updating the Local Authority of the new apparatus, and you ought to receive it in the post within 28 days of a new appliance being installed.
If you require a duplicate Building Regulations Compliance Certificate you can do this on the internet or phone 0800 408 5500 and select option 6. There is a charge for duplicate certificates.
What is the Purpose of the Gas Safety Register?
The Gas Safety Register aims to safeguard the public from hazardous gas work, and they look to achieve this through:
- A national investigations team identifying unlawful gas workers
- Regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers
- Educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety
- Investigating reports of hazardous gas work.
Gas Safety Records
The documentation an engineer leaves you after having installed, serviced or safety checked a system is dependent upon the purpose and type of work carried out. The only documentation required by legislation is a Landlord Gas Safety Record. It will detail exactly what checks the engineer has carried out and if the appliances checked to satisfy the appropriate safety standards and insurance requirements.
BPS Commercial Gas Engineers
At BPS, we have an internal workforce of Commercial Gas Engineers Bridgend that are all fully accredited in gas and gas pipework.
Our experts are Gas Safe Registered and ensure any gas work is compliant with existing requirements and legislation. They are experts in the installation of commercial gas pipework in addition to the commissioning, repair work, and routine maintenance pertaining to gas pipework. The team will decommission any services and appliances, including heating and cooling system and boilers in the event that existing equipment needs to be upgraded.
If you have a fault or have any issues with any of your gas equipment or service then our team are genuinely available 365 days a year to ensure any type of faults are corrected swiftly and safely. Our team will get an engineer to you quickly and understand the importance of fast fault detection and resolution.
In addition to providing around the clock, reactive gas professional services, our experts additionally provide a fully planned routine maintenance service which will keep your gas appliances and works running efficiently and safely. A regular maintenance visit can avoid issues with your systems before they arise so is definitely something we encourage you to take into consideration.
Our Commercial Gas Engineers Bridgend certifications and experience make it possible for us to repair all types of plumbing, heating, boiler or gas related issues. No matter if it is a standard boiler check-up or a gas pipe problem, our team can certainly help. We endeavour to be with you inside 4 hours and can establish and rectify gas, plumbing and electrical faults on all types of gas appliances.
Our customer-focused company values mean that each and every team member at BPS is focused on supplying the best service every time. Our team only do a task if it needs doing and always execute all work to the highest of standards. All our Commercial Gas Engineers Bridgend are client facing and possess exceptional communication skills, with the capability to explain to our clients the services that are required and always keep them updated on the progression of their work.
Our workforce of Commercial Gas Engineers Bridgend delivers unrivalled heating solutions, all over Bridgend and Wales 24-hours a day.
They have substantial experience and expertise in the instalment and maintenance of commercial boilers, heating and cooling system ranging from smaller sized boilers all the way up to full plant room installations.
We offer coverage across Wales for commercial gas works by means of our network of BPS commercial gas engineers. Give us a call today on 029 2048 4114 to book your service or emergency repair.
BPS Commercial Boiler Control Systems
We install and manage commercial boiler control systems and these enable our team to pinpoint issues with your heating before you do. Through an online network, we can monitor specific faults on your heating and cooling system, diagnose them and frequently we fix them remotely. In the case that our staff may not be able to resolve it remotely then we will have pinpointed the issue before our team arrive, granting us more of an opportunity to repair it on our very first visit.
In the event that you are putting in a brand new gas system or appliance then we offer a consultancy service to advise you on the industry’s most energy-efficient and cost-saving products. This support service includes the planning and design stage, right through to installation and assignment completion, as well as planned aftercare.
Why would you work with Commercial Gas Engineers Bridgend?
A Commercial Gas Engineer will be experienced in working with, repairing, maintaining and installing larger sized gas appliances, heating and cooling system and pipework and this means they are going to have the specialist knowledge needed to maintain and repair these larger systems.
What qualifications should a Commercial Gas Engineer have?
A registered and accredited Gas Engineer will have an industry qualification; Gas Installation and maintenance or Gas Utilisation Engineer Level 3 NVQ or Diploma and be Gas Safe registered. Some qualified gas engineers become qualified from working through an apprenticeship and still obtain the same qualifications at the end of it.
Why is it important to use qualified Commercial Gas Engineers Bridgend?
It really is simple, dangerous and incorrect gas work can be harmful and poorly fitted and badly serviced appliances may lead to gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide gas poisoning. Using an unqualified illegal gas fitter can put lives at risk in addition to costing you a lot of money to have it resolved or corrected.
It is astonishing that there are over a quarter of a million illegal gas jobs performed annually. If your gas engineer is not Gas Safe registered then they are working illegally. If your gas engineer is qualified and registered to execute gas work in your property then they will be able to present you their Gas Safe ID card.
Not all gas engineers are certified to work on all types of gas appliances. The back of their ID card tells you if they are qualified to work on the specific type of gas work you require. As an example, if they install a gas fire, however, they are only Gas Safe registered for pipework and central heating boilers then they and their work are illegal.
An additional issue to take note of is if a Gas Engineer works for a Gas Safe registered firm during the course of the week and they are carrying out work for you outside of this as a private job then this is also classed as illegal.
It is actually against the law for anybody to do work on gas equipment within the United Kingdom, Isle of Man or Guernsey unless they are Gas Safe registered.
What does a Commercial Gas Engineer do?
A Commercial Gas Engineer will repair, service, maintain and install gas pipework, gas boilers and heating and cooling system. They will have the know-how and experience to swiftly identify and repair problems or pre-empt potential problems that may occur with much larger commercial systems.
Why is a Commercial Gas Engineer different from a Domestic Gas Engineer?
A Commercial Gas Engineer will have the knowledge and experience of working on, repairing, maintaining as well as installing larger and more intricate pipework with commercial appliances and within commercial buildings.
A Domestic Gas Engineer will have the experience of repairing, maintaining and installing gas appliances that are manufactured for usage in domestic properties as well as gas pipework up to 35mm in diameter in residential buildings. There are examples in more substantial residential properties where non-domestic apparatus and larger pipework is required and in these particular scenarios, commercial casework classifications may be necessary.
If you are uncertain if you need a commercial or domestic gas engineer then you can get in touch with the Gas Safe Register or call our team on029 2048 4114 in order to obtain assistance.
What hours does a Commercial Gas Engineer work?
Most Commercial Gas Engineers will be available 24/7as they will work on both planned routine maintenance, servicing work and installations along with unexpected emergency reactive work and as a result of this, it is normal that they hold a full driving licence.
About BPS Facilities
BPS has three main teams:
- Emergency repair service
- Scheduled & preventative maintenance
- Specialist project division
Our experts provide mechanical and electrical engineering solutions, maintaining central heating, electrical, air conditioning, catering and refrigeration systems and our staff of employed, qualified, BPS uniformed and DBS vetted engineers are based at our engineering hubs all around Wales.
Our professional service is second to none and we provide extraordinary value for money services to commercial businesses and properties all over Bridgend and Wales. Our Cardiff based control and call handling centre are available to take your phone call 365 days a year, 24-hours a day and will ensure the right engineer and team are dispatched to you the moment you are in need of it. You can be assured that we do not utilise sub-contractors and we do not subcontract any of our work.
Our Commercial Gas Engineers Bridgend are trained and qualified, all carrying industry-specific accreditations (Gas Safe, NICEIC, Chas and B&ES;) and we possess ₤10m of public and third-party liability insurance.
Our technical support centre is always on hand in order to answer any type of questions our team out on a job may have and this supports our team to remedy and repair systems and equipment quickly and safely.
Benefits of using BPS
- We offer prompt, reputable, reactive services
- We have dedicated engineers on call 24/7/365
- We offer emergency call-out 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- Our engineers mend most breakdowns on their very first visit getting you up and running quickly
- We have our own design team to help you with any changes or installations you may be thinking about
- We offer a planned maintenance service and bespoke contracts to suit your business
- We offer a project design service from design through to completion
- We arrange the supply of the most energy efficient systems
- We instal the most energy efficient systems and pipework
- We service systems and pipework
- We repair systems and pipework
We cover commercial building services and systems including:
- Gas services, boiler & heating plant
- Electrical services
- Air Conditioning and climate control
- Catering, kitchen equipment and refrigeration
- Laundry & textile care
- Building management systems
- Fire alarms and access control
Our Customised & Planned Maintenance Packages
We offer customised and specific planned repair and maintenance packages for commercial building and business owners, taking away the pressures of looking after your property yourself. This includes inspection, servicing, repair and certification contracts with access to our highly reactive emergency support teams. Our care packages ensure that your systems and apparatus are fully serviced and certified offering you peace of mind together with smooth and hassle-free, dependable operation.
Our team of joiners, electricians, engineers and construction engineers have all the skills required to make sure your project runs smoothly, efficiently and in a timely manner without you having to deal with numerous parties or subcontractors.
If you are searching for Commercial Gas Engineers Bridgend for any repair work, maintenance or perhaps installation or a supplier that can supply you a genuine service across Wales, then please give our expert team a call on 029 2048 4114 and they will more than happy to assist with any query or emergency repair you have.