CORGI is the National Watchdog for Gas Safety in the United Kingdom.
In 1991 the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) asked CORGI to maintain a register of competent gas installers in the UK. CORGI became the ‘Council for Registered Gas Installers’. CORGI’s responsibilities have now extended to include Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man and they are also working to improve gas safety in The Channel Isles. Registration is a legal requirement for businesses and self-employed people working on gas fittings or appliances. There are many benefits of being CORGI registered. Around 47,000 gas installation businesses employing approximately 98,000 gas fitting operatives are currently registered.
Anyone considering purchasing a new gas fire and/or fireplace and having it installed should visit the CORGI website to obtain the latest information and advice available regarding gas safety, your responsibilities and the law, and information on finding a qualified and registered fireplace fitter in your area.
CORGI WEBSITE: http://www.trustcorgi.com