Electrical Safety for Gas Engineers
Did you know that, before work is started on any gas installation/appliance that has a connection to a 230 Volt electrical supply, it is the responsibility of the registered gas engineer to undertake appropriate electrical safety checks (safe isolation and proving electrically dead) before working on or leaving an appliance operational.
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Starting from July 2020 all gas engineers who enter or renew their Gas Safe registration via ACS or any other recognised route must have the knowledge and competence to safely isolate the electrical supply to a gas appliance that uses electricity.
Safe to touch, safe isolation and proving a gas appliance is electrically dead are already covered by the training specifications for all new entrants into the gas industry. Therefore, from July 2020, as a pre-requisite to ongoing assessments, gas engineers will be expected to have the competence to be able to undertake safe to touch, safe isolation and proving electrically dead. This competence can be achieved by in-house training, external training or self-learning.
From July 2020, gas engineers presenting themselves for ACS assessment or re-assessment should declare by self-validating that they have technical knowledge or experience of safe electrical isolation.
If they feel they are not competent to undertake safe electrical isolation, they are expected to undertake training to enable safe working practices before undertaking ACS assessments.