About Us

In 2006, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out a review of gas safety, finding that while the situation was improving, there was no room for complacency.

People still had low awareness of the risks caused by gas and carbon monoxide.

April 2009 saw the launch of Gas Safe Register, the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey. It replaced CORGI. By law, all gas engineers in these geographies must be on the Gas Safe Register.

The HSE review also prompted the formation of Gas Safe Charity in October 2009, established by HSE and Capita plc, the new scheme operator of Gas Safe Register. Capita made an initial donation of £1.7m to establish Gas Safe Charity, which has a Board of Trustees, with a Chair and a Company Secretary & Administrator. Gas Safe Charity operates independently of Gas Safe Register.

We are supported financially by an annual donation from Gas Safe Register, representing 1% of its turnover, which comes mainly from the registration fees paid by over 70,000 businesses.

Our promise is to help people help themselves to be gas safe. This means informing, educating and supporting the people who need it most. This can take many forms; from running a campaign to increase awareness of CO poisoning among those who care for and support people in their own homes, to providing resources for primary schools to tell children and parents of the dangers.

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