Commercial Gas Engineers Explained by CMS Ltd
What is a Commercial Gas Engineer?
The role of a Gas engineer and installer is fitting, testing and repairing gas appliances and piping in the home. A commercial gas engineer and installer will maintain, repair and install commercial appliances, heaters, boilers and piping in schools, colleges, churches, public buildings etc. and businesses.
CMS Commercial Gas Engineers
At CMS, we have an in-house team of commercial gas engineers that are all fully accredited in gas work and safety. We are Gas Safe Registered and ensure any gas work is compliant with current regulations. Our gas engineers are experts in the installation of commercial gas pipework as well as the commissioning, repair, and maintenance of gas pipework. The team will decommission any services and appliances, including heating systems and boilers if old equipment needs to be replaced.
If you have a fault or have concerns with any of your gas equipment or service then our team are available 365 days a year to ensure any faults are rectified quickly and safely. We will get an engineer to you in under 4 hours and understand the importance of quick fault identification and resolution.
As well as offering 24/7 reactive gas services we also offer a fully planned maintenance service which will keep your gas appliances and works running effectively and safely. A regular maintenance visit will prevent issues with your systems before they become a problem so is always something we advise you to consider.
Our Gas Engineers qualifications and experience enables us to fix all types of plumbing, heating, boiler or gas related problems. Whether it is a routine boiler check-up or a gas pipe issue, we can help. We aim to be with you within 4 hours and can determine and rectify gas, plumbing and electrical faults on all gas appliances.
Our customer-focused company ethos means that every team member at CMS is focused on delivering the best service every time. We only do a job if it needs doing and complete all work to the highest of standards. All our Gas Engineers are customer facing and have exceptional communication skills, with the ability to explain to our customers the work that is needed and keep them updated on the progress of their job.
Our team of Commercial Gas Engineers deliver unparalleled heating services, nationwide, 24 hours a day.
We have extensive experience and expertise in the installation and maintenance of commercial boilers and heating systems ranging from smaller boilers all the way up to full plant room installations.
We offer nationwide coverage across all of the UK for commercial gas works through our national network of CMS commercial gas engineers. Call today on 0845 419 0190
Commercial Boiler Control Systems
We install and operate commercial boiler control systems and these enable us to identify problems with your heating before you do. Through an online network, we can track specific faults on your heating system, diagnose them and sometimes fix them remotely. If we aren’t able to fix it remotely then we will have identified the problem before we arrive, giving us more of an opportunity to fix it on our first visit.
If you are installing a new gas system or appliance then we offer a consultancy service to advise you on the industry’s most current energy-efficient and cost-saving products. This service includes the planning and design stage, right through to installation and project completion, as well as planned aftercare.
Why would you use a Commercial Gas Engineer?
A Commercial Gas Engineer will be experienced in working with, repairing, maintaining and installing larger gas appliances, heating systems and pipework and this means they will have the expertise 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 such as 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 achieve the same qualifications as the end of it.
Why is it important to use a qualified Commercial Gas Engineer?
It really is simple, dangerous and incorrect gas work can be deadly. Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Using an unqualified illegal gas fitter can put lives at risk as well as costing you a lot to have it fixed or rectified.
It is astonishing that there are over a quarter of a million illegal gas jobs carried out each year. If your gas engineer is not Gas Safe registered then they are illegal. If your gas engineer is qualified and registered to do gas work in your home then they will be able to show you their Gas Safe ID card.
Be aware that not all gas engineers are qualified 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 need. As an example, if they put in a gas fire but they are only Gas Safe registered for pipework and boilers then they and their work are illegal.
Another point to be aware of is if a Gas Engineer works for a Gas Safe registered firm during the week and they are doing work for you outside of this as a private job then this is also illegal.
It is against the law for anyone to do work on gas appliances in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man or Guernsey unless they are Gas Safe registered.
What is the Gas Safe Register?
The Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant 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 act as a licensing body.
When a business becomes Gas Safe registered they are being issued a licence to carry out gas work (much as the DVLA issues driving licences to those who have demonstrated their competence by passing a driving test). As a result, the checks Gas Safe Register make prior to allowing registration only extend to ensuring that those applying for, and holding, registration is appropriately qualified as gas safety competent.
Gas Safe Register is not a membership body for engineers, nor a trade association.
Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and in Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.
If you need gas work done in your business or workplace, you can use the different search options to find a registered business or check an engineer is registered and qualified for the work you need doing.
The Gas Safe Register is the official list of businesses that are legally permitted to carry out gas work. Every registered business who employs gas engineers is issued with Gas Safe ID cards. Not all engineers are qualified to do all types of gas work so remember to check their ID card before any work is carried out or use a professional, reliable and reputable facilities company, like CMS, who will only ensure the right and correctly qualified gas engineer is dispatched to your business.
If you think someone is working on gas illegally, you should report them to the Gas Safe Register who will then investigate.
There are more than 120,000 engineers on the Gas Safe Register and the Gas Safe Register inspects the work they’ve carried out on an ad hoc basis to monitor their work is still compliant and safe. If you’ve had gas work done in the last six months, you can nominate it for a free gas safety inspection.
What does the Gas Safety Register do?
The Gas Safe Register investigates reports of illegal gas work. The information they gather is passed on to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who have the power to prosecute.
The Gas Safe Register conducts public awareness campaigns to make gas consumers aware of the risks of unsafe and illegal gas work, and of other dangers such as carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. It is the coordinating body for the annual 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 receive a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate if a Gas Safe registered engineer installs a heat producing gas appliance in your property. It’s effectively a way of informing the Local Authority of the new appliance, and you should 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 online or call them on 0800 408 5500 and chose option 6. There is a charge for duplicate certificates.
Gas Safety Record
The documentation an engineer leaves after having fitted, serviced or safety checked a system is dependent upon the purpose and type of work carried out. The only documentation required by law is a Landlord Gas Safety Record. It will detail exactly what checks the engineer has carried out and if the appliances checked to meet the appropriate safety standards.
What is the Purpose of the Gas Safety Register?
The Gas Safety Register aims to protect the public from unsafe gas work, and they look to achieve this through:
- a national investigations team tracking down illegal gas workers
- regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers
- educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety
- investigating reports of unsafe gas work
What does a Commercial Gas Engineer do?
A Commercial Gas Engineer will repair, service, maintain and install gas pipework, gas boilers and heating systems. They will have the knowledge and experience to quickly identify and repair issues or pre-empt potential problems that may arise with larger commercial systems.
Why is a Commercial Gas Engineer different from a Domestic Gas Engineer?
A Commercial Gas Engineer will have the expertise and experience of working on, repairing, maintaining and installing larger and more complex pipework with commercial appliances and within commercial premises.
A Domestic Gas Engineer will have the experience of repairing, maintaining and installing gas appliances that are designed for use in domestic properties as well as gas pipework up to 35mm in diameter in domestic properties.
There may be instances in larger domestic properties where non-domestic appliances and larger pipework is required and in these cases, commercial gas work categories may be necessary.
If you are unsure if you need a commercial or domestic gas engineer then you can contact the Gas Safe Register or call us to get advice.
What hours does a Commercial Gas Engineer work?
Most Commercial Gas Engineers will be available 24/7 as they will work on both planned maintenance and servicing work, installations as well as emergency reactive work as well and because of this, it is normal that they hold a full driving licence.
About CMS Facilities
CMS is a family owned facilities company in the North East who have been in operation for over 18 years. They now have engineering hubs across the UK and work alongside many well-known and reputable national brands, including; Mitie, Baxi, Travelodge, Q-Hotels and Nissan.
Our business has three main teams:
- Emergency repair service
- Planned & preventative maintenance
- Specialist project division.
We provide mechanical and electrical engineering services, maintaining central heating, electrical, air conditioning, catering and refrigeration systems and our team of over 100 qualified, uniformed and vetted (DBS) engineers are based at our engineering hubs around the country.
Our service is second to none and we provide exceptional value for money services to commercial businesses and properties around the UK. Our UK based control and call handling centre are ready to take your call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and will ensure the right engineer and team is dispatched to you when you need it. You can be assured that we do not use sub-contractors and we do not subcontract any of our work.
Our engineers are police checked (DBS), trained and qualified. Carrying industry-specific accreditations (Gas Safe, NICEIC, Chas and B&ES) and we have £10m of public and third-party liability insurance.
Our technical support centre is always on hand to answer any questions our team out on a job may have and this supports us to fix and repair systems and appliances quickly and safely.
Our Fast, Reliable, Reactive Service
- We have dedicated engineers on call 24/7/365
- Emergency call-out 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- Our engineers routinely fix 90% of breakdowns on the first visit
Our Design, Planned Maintenance & Emergency Callout Service
- Project design
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 maintenance packages for commercial building operators. 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 appliances are fully serviced and certified giving you peace of mind along with smooth and hassle-free, reliable operation.
Our Project Management & Design Services
Our highly-experienced CMS team have over 1,000 years of combined engineering experience and have the expertise to effectively deliver large-scale projects, from design through to installation and maintenance. Our design packages are available on credit and designed to suit the needs and demands of each of our individual commercial customers.
Our team of joiners, electricians, engineers and construction engineers have all the skills needed to ensure your project runs smoothly, efficiently and on time without you having to deal with multiple parties or subcontractors.
If you are looking for a Commercial Gas Engineer for any repair, maintenance or installation anywhere in the UK or a supplier that can offer you a genuine nationwide service, then please give our expert team a call on 0845 419 0190 and they will be happy to help with any query or emergency repair you have.