CORGI: The Council for Registered Gas Installers
CORGI (The Council For Registered Gas Installers) is the body given the responsibility by the Health and Safety Authorities to maintain a register of competent gas installers in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. As the National Watchdog For Gas Safety, CORGIís role is to protect the public from unsafe gas installations and to ensure gas work is carried out safely and competently by registered gas installers. Look for the CORGI registered installer logo.
CORGI is the Council for registered Gas Installers.
It is an independent body appointed by the Health and Safety Executive
to register gas installer businesses and maintain safety standards throughout
CORGI maintains a computerised database listing all
Registered Gas Installers on mainland Britain.
There are approximately 49,000 Installers with a total
of over 113,000 operatives registered with CORGI.
All businesses, whether employers or self-employed
persons, who undertake any work in relation to a gas fitting or gas storage
vessels MUST BY LAW, BE REGISTERED WITH CORGI.
All Gas Installers must successfully pass an assessment
of competence by a CORGI Inspector before an application is approved.
Once registered, an Installer is required to undergo regular inspections.
Installers on the Register can draw on expert technical advice from CORGI's technical team.