What does a gas engineer do?
Gas engineers work with a whole range of gas appliances in both domestic and commercial settings.
They not only ensure that domestic gas systems are correctly installed and running smoothly but can be there in an emergency – for instance to fix a boiler that is on the brink of failing in winter. Gas engineers spend a lot of time in other people’s homes and workplaces installing, servicing and repairing gas appliances and central heating systems.
What appliances do gas engineers work on?
Gas engineers mostly work on boilers, either fitting, repairing, or replacing them. But they also work with gas fires, gas boilers, gas cookers, central heating systems, hot water storage cylinders and wall heaters among other gas appliances.
What qualifications does a gas engineer require?
To work on any gas appliance, you are legally required to be on the Gas Safe register, which qualifies you to work on the types of gas appliance you have trained for. Be sure not to let anyone unqualified work on your central heating system or gas appliances.
All in a day’s work
The gas energy sector is growing and so is the workload for gas engineers. While troubleshooting gas and energy issues, gas engineers can be called out on 24-hour emergency calls and so need to be very flexible. Dealing with people every day means they need to hone their communication skills and customer service. As well as rolling their sleeves up and fixing gas appliances a gas engineer may offer advice on how to use an appliance or recommend a replacement appliance.
Should I call a gas engineer?
If you’re worried about your heating system or boiler, think something is not working correctly or are hearing strange sounds or smelling strange smells from the appliances, call a gas engineer immediately!