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    Default Can you sign off an installation done by a non-GSR plumber?

    Hopefully this will put that old chestnut to bed once and for all:

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    I know a hell of a lot of guys who do do it. Might be worth showing them this. Good post.
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    I've been asked many times to commission Boilers, I always decline.
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    I have to say I get probably two or three a week on at least three occasions the same guy has phoned me not realising he had contacted me already. Problem is some idiot will do it I just can't see why it's worth taking the risk If I make a mistake I've only got myself to blame
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    Think I'll sticky this thread.
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    I think the pertinent point is knowingly.
    There is a very carefully crafted technical bullitin on this where in certain circumstances (no previous collusion with unregistered installer) it is acceptable and even encouraged to do so.


    Their reasoning is they would rather know it was safe than left so....
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    if there hadnt been a defect on the work i wonder if it would have gone to court im still of the opinion that we all sign of someone elses work every time we do a landlords cert anyone here remove the boiler to check the fixings during a landlords cert? no unless it s your own work then you are declaring it safe when infact you dont know
    new build site work is never started and completed by the same people sometimes not even by the same company

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    thinking about this there should be a category for commisioning systems with a fitted by persons unknown box to tick then gas safe should become involved in the task of tracing them its in the interests of gas safety that rouge installs are inspected

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevetheplumber View Post
    thinking about this there should be a category for commisioning systems with a fitted by persons unknown box to tick then gas safe should become involved in the task of tracing them its in the interests of gas safety that rouge installs are inspected
    A good idea, yet, at the same time I can it will encourage more illegal installs

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    Disagree. Simply a box to inform gas safe to possibly follow up and investigate with customer
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    Peter the Pole would get the blame. For those who haven't met him, Peter is a man of NFA who works for cash, can never be contacted after the event and gets blamed for everything that goes wrong. Even if he was never there.
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