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Are companies who perform habitation checks ie Approved Worksops, required to be gas safe Registered, or a member of NEC,
If not what qualifies them.
 
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It depends, the plumber that I use at home also has the certification to test mobile installations such as burger vans and the like which use LPG to burn the burgers.
Its more than 10 years since he did mine so I will get him to test the installation again.
 
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Yes you need a specific ticket.

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Check out this article from Registered Gas Engineer the monthly journal sent out by Gas Safe Register. The section titled ‘Who can work on what?” highlights the different standards applicable to private leisure vehicles and touring caravans compared to static and residential park homes and vehicles for hire.
 
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It depends, the plumber that I use at home also has the certification to test mobile installations such as burger vans and the like which use LPG to burn the burgers.
Its more than 10 years since he did mine so I will get him to test the installation again.
So has mine. She does a lot of the work on the static sites
 
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Are companies who perform habitation checks ie Approved Worksops, required to be gas safe Registered, or a member of NEC,
If not what qualifies them.
No you don’t need to be Gas safe registered to work on privately owned leisure vehicles.
Some dealers and fitters etc will be members of schemes like the AWS or possibly MCEA etc , but many other professionals will have no qualifications or be members of any trade organisations.
You are supposed to be competent to work on privately owned leisure vehicles but if anything was to go wrong then how any business actually thinks they can provide evidence of competency without any evidence of qualifications or recent staff training is beyond me.
If a leisure vehicle is either hired out or used in any way in connection with a business then it must have a certificate issued annually by a Gas Safe Registered operative, so this includes hire vehicles, caravans used used for staff accommodation or a Motorhome that’s say used for business purposes like meetings etc .
 
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I believe gas safe register but need to be qualified on LPG as well as natural gas
a gas safe plumber can't work on a van without LPG certification.
It's not just LPG there are many categories and examinations for has engineers the category for MOHO's is leisure accommodation vehicles, although that in itself can be misleading, I had that qualification although I didn't work on
MOHO's or caravans. Better to check reviews.

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Basildog

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It's not just LPG there are many categories and examinations for has engineers the category for MOHO's is leisure accommodation vehicles, although that in itself can be misleading, I had that qualification although I didn't work on
MOHO's or caravans. Better to check reviews.
Yes it’s definitely a crazy situation when like you say plenty of the so called professional Gas safe operatives have a qualification for something they have never actually worked on ⚠️
These are the type that are giving some of the self builders landlords certificates for piles of junk, or force an old German van owner to change their 50mbar regulator to a 30 mbar as it’s not correct ☹️⚠️
 
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Yes it’s definitely a crazy situation when like you say plenty of the so called professional Gas safe operatives have a qualification for something they have never actually worked on ⚠️
These are the type that are giving some of the self builders landlords certificates for piles of junk, or force an old German van owner to change their 50mbar regulator to a 30 mbar as it’s not correct ☹️⚠️
As I recall the leisure accommodation vehicles element was only a few questions on the different ventilation in LAV's and the distances between the gas and vehicle exhaust, there was nothing on the appliances or even on the gas regulator and the 30mb pressure instead of the 37mb etc. After I passed the "exam" I would have looked fully qualified on the Gas Safe register.
 
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The biggest problem for a gas "fitter" is not being able to smell the leak! I eventually sorted the leak I had on my van myself after being told 4 times over the years that all was okay. Used my nose, then leak checked with fluid, then replaced the lpg isolation valve on the tank! No idea what qualifications /training they had but I had to pay for the work they did/didn't carry out!
This always raises the question "Who is a competent person?"!
 
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This always raises the question "Who is a competent person?"!

For work that falls within the remit of the GSIUR it would be someone who has demonstrated competency by passing the relevant ACS elements and is registered with Gas Safe. With privately owned LAVs you need to do some homework before employing anyone. Doing a search on the Gas Safe Register website for suitable engineers would give ‘some’ reassurance, (bearing in mind the candid response already provided by The Ex-Gasman 😉).
 
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