How to find a Gas Safe engineer ? (1 Viewer)

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Our oven will no longer light from the sparker ignition, but can be lit and works ok with a match. I want to get it fixed and also a service on the fridge. Possible also a check around the underslung tank and fittings.
Hubby and I don’t seem to be able to bend anymore to actually check on these things ourselves.
I have lots of numbers for mobile engineers but assume a Gas Safe registered person would be better so I went on the website to look for one.
Searching with the filter of Bristol or Gloucester, and with LPG caravan cooker appliance, brings up no results at all.
Do they have to be Gas Safe registeredto be competent to service these appliances? I did have the fridge gas jet replaced at Chipping Sodbury caravans on our old van who say employees are “gas safety trained” is this enough.?

Does anyone know someone in the South Glos area?
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I would try searching for a Truma servicing specialist (as they work on gas), should bring up loads in Bristol/South Glos. (I did the same this morning for a Truma related issue, and at least 5 in that area.

Best of luck :)
 
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My son AdamH has just done his MCEA habitation testing course and this covered fridge and gas appliance testing so, yes, competent person is the requirement.

Testing underslung tanks is a whole different thing.
Ok, thanks, is he in my area?
I know about testing tanks, it’s just the annual get underneath and visual inspect required.
 
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Our oven will no longer light from the sparker ignition, but can be lit and works ok with a match. I want to get it fixed and also a service on the fridge. Possible also a check around the underslung tank and fittings.
Hubby and I don’t seem to be able to bend anymore to actually check on these things ourselves.
I have lots of numbers for mobile engineers but assume a Gas Safe registered person would be better so I went on the website to look for one.
Searching with the filter of Bristol or Gloucester, and with LPG caravan cooker appliance, brings up no results at all.
Do they have to be Gas Safe registeredto be competent to service these appliances? I did have the fridge gas jet replaced at Chipping Sodbury caravans on our old van who say employees are “gas safety trained” is this enough.?

Does anyone know someone in the South Glos area?
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The leisure industry doesn’t require fitters / operatives to be Gas Safe Registered , many have an ACOP type limited scope leisure industry qualification, many others have none as they consider themselves to be competent but unfortunately in this modern age I certainly wouldn’t want to argue in court that my 40 year old training was still relevant and up to date .
Personally I tend to use the appliance manufacturers own workshop if possible.
As for underslung LPG tank servicing , annual inspection, the NCC has told its approved workshop scheme members not to touch them .
There is a training course which we were involved with along with other companies such as Gasit and Gaslow , that the NCC are supposed to be doing but I haven’t seen it yet .
Here’s a 3 year old tank we removed from a Motorhome last week ⚠️

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The leisure industry doesn’t require fitters / operatives to be Gas Safe Registered , many have an ACOP type limited scope leisure industry qualification, many others have none as they consider themselves to be competent but unfortunately in this modern age I certainly wouldn’t want to argue in court that my 40 year old training was still relevant and up to date .
Personally I tend to use the appliance manufacturers own workshop if possible.
As for underslung LPG tank servicing , annual inspection, the NCC has told its approved workshop scheme members not to touch them .
There is a training course which we were involved with along with other companies such as Gasit and Gaslow , that the NCC are supposed to be doing but I haven’t seen it yet .
Here’s a 3 year old tank we removed from a Motorhome last week ⚠️

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Yes, it was just a visual inspection that it doesn’t look like that! I am not able to get under this year.
 
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Not sure if you are sorted now but if not you could try Tourer Techs from East Brent, not far from J22 of the M5. They are very good and are the agents for quite a few of the big names including LPG installations. Jenny and Lee, 01934 512571 or 07900 491430. (y)
 
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As said above. Try boat marinas. They tend to have a gas engineer that looks after the boats moored there, and they will have the required qualifications.

That is what my mate, and exworkmate now does as he has gone away from domestic gas work.
 
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Ok thanks everyone, it seems that I don’t need a gas safe registered engineer to service cooker and fridge so will try a local mobile who has the certification Janine mentions her son has.
 
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There is an MCEA setup at Fairfields farm in Semington (nr Trowbridge) where we store our van. They do "gas stuff" there. Might be too far from Bristol for you (and reading your last comment, probably unnecessary now).
 
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