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  1. Masood

    Masood Guest

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  2. thompsonbrown

    thompsonbrown Plumber GSR

    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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  3. bassmonster

    bassmonster Plumber GSR

    I've been asked many times to commission Boilers, I always decline.
     
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  4. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    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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  5. newcastle phill

    newcastle phill Guest

    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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  6. stevetheplumber

    stevetheplumber Plumber GSR

    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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  7. stevetheplumber

    stevetheplumber Plumber GSR

    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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  8. bassmonster

    bassmonster Plumber GSR

    A good idea, yet, at the same time I can it will encourage more illegal installs
     
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  9. newcastle phill

    newcastle phill Guest

    Disagree. Simply a box to inform gas safe to possibly follow up and investigate with customer
     
  10. Masood

    Masood Guest

    I see where you're coming from but the requirements for commissioning and compliance certificate are much more in-depth than a landlord cert. Obviously it wouldn't be practical to do a full recommission every year, but we take on trust that the commisioning engineer did it right, so we are doing mare "maintenance" checks.
     
  11. mooey

    mooey Member

    Can t see the problem with it as long as its checked over properly whats the difference between that and doing a service.when you service a boiler you dont know if its been installed correctly until you look at it yourself.
     
  12. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    it's a definite no no. When you service you don't scrutinise every single part of the installation for example is the gas pipe installed to standard where it disappears into the floor. I would assume there is nobody here that will go pulling up floorboards just to check the gas pipe run for example? Why not? Because you have to make a certain degree of assumption that the person who installed it knew what they were doing. If you are signing off someone else's work then you have no confirmation that everything has been installed to standard unless you demolish it and start again in which case what's the point
     
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  13. spanner

    spanner Plumber GSR

    As above 102%. As Riley says. And guess if anything were to go wrong with a new installation Doing that it just means trouble. For me. I always make sure I'm on track. As to communicating I might have missed out on something myself, but at least i know I'll have piece of mind to have the task properly answered. As to being gas safe registered. It's not the "end of"! To me it's always a new beginning and keeping updated on a basis.
    As to servicing, had a few bad starts here and only made me think again I'm learning here.
    But a deffo no when or if it comes to that. I'd rather not be considered.
    At the least is having to check and doing a let by tightness test with tiny untraceable leakage.
    OR working with ALL appliances and not having enough due for undersized pipework.
     
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  14. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    I knew someone would come straight back with an argument like that. Showing once again that the public are not informed by the body ie Gas Safe
     
  15. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    You can`t see the problem and I can`t see your gsr badge! Neither can I see the point in coming back to something from 2015 unless it concerns you directly.
     
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  16. Alpha man

    Alpha man GSR

    You could do if you wanted to, but if it all goes tits up, the authorities will be coming your way?
     
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  17. newcastle phill

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    This was in last months gas rag. Gas lad got hammered big time
     
  18. mooey

    mooey Member

    I d be happy to sign off work that has been done by someone else as long as I could see the whole installation and it passed all the tests in the mf instruction.A lot of people on here will have apprentice s that will run gas pipe work hang boilers for them pipe them ect there not gas safe registered its no different you trust them to do*it.if*I trust the person fitting it than I have no problem signing itoff.each*to there*own.RPM*I don t have to show my gsr badge to have an opinion on gas or deemed competent.
     
  19. Dotty

    Dotty Guest

    Then you are a fool.

    And yes you do to be deemed competent on this forum.

    I cannot begin to believe that you are happy to spend thousands on training and registration to cover the backside of an illegal installer who cannot be bothered.

    I hope you get caught.
     
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  20. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Did you see this.

    Not worth doing.!
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  21. joni os

    joni os Plumber

    It is clearly wrong to sign off someone else's installation, but less clear what comprises an installation. Where a gas fitter is GSR but not G3, and plumber is G3 but not GSR a system with gas boiler and unvented cylinder has all the potential for a demarcation dispute not seen since the heydays of Cammell Laird.
     
  22. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    i'm not really having a go but I think that's a very ignorant opinion. And just promotes DIY gaswork Which is something as engineers we should be doing our upmost to stamp out.
     
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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2016
  23. IND_Nick

    IND_Nick GSR

    Couldn't agree more and also why let someone get paid for work that should be completed by trained, registered individuals!
     
  24. stevetheplumber

    stevetheplumber Plumber GSR

    as the name implies gas safe's main aim is safety and by effectivly banning inspections of unregistered installs i feel they are not
    scenario 1 lanlord has boiler fitted by joe blogs then moves in a family they ask for gas cert and landlord keeps putting them of but he is tryoing to get it done as he now realises his mistake before he can get it sorted both children in the family die of co poisoning net reusult two dead children landlord in a world of troubles and no one has earnt any money
    scenario 2 same as above but some one qualified has checked the boiler thoroughly found fault issued a riddor net result two children alive gas engineer has had a pay day and landlord still in a world of trouble because gas safe/hse are investigating him and hopefully the original fitter
    im much happier with the outcome of scenario 2 but it wont happen as gas safe dont follow up unless its handed to them on a plate or some one has died
     
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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2016
  25. harrygashull

    harrygashull GSR

    Surely the best thing to do would be to make it illegal to service/comission unregistered work and then make it impossible for unregistered folk to get their hands on any gas parts without a GSR card?
     
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  26. stevetheplumber

    stevetheplumber Plumber GSR

    weve had this argument before and as ray points out a big part of the heating market is housing associations and other companies that dont need registration as they dont fit the items
     
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  27. mooey

    mooey Member


    Sorry its taken a while to get back to you been busy signing boilers off 32 to be exact 60 pound a throw.
    Well in eyes of the hsc and the LAW I am deemed competent and like people say on here if I get caught I will face the music.The biggest law breakers are gsr ripping off the tradesmen who pay there wages .all they are are legal con man/woman.maybe I am a fool but a richer one at that.who are the bigger fools anyway giving thousands to gsr so you can go earn a living
     
  28. joni os

    joni os Plumber

    Got to be a wind up . Most people want £600 to put their name to a moody install.
     
  29. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Hang on. I've rented out my own house at times and no Corgi (as it was) or Gas Safe installer has ever asked who fitted the boiler.

    So I fail to understand how Gas Safe means unregistered appliances are never inspected? Or is there some kind of national register against which all Landlord's Certificates are compared? If so, I can only assume my boiler was fitted by a registered installed because nobody has ever contacted me to say otherwise.

    How does the system work?
     
  30. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Gsr charge 360 odd pounds plus vat to register for the first time than a futher 150pounds for every year.if you lapse a year they than charge you the initial fee of 360 again. now if that not ripping trademan off what is.they are the legal crooks.when corgi was 1st set up it was free I don t begrudge paying some sort of fee but they are judt a greedy organisations.that are taking advantage of the people that keep them in a job.yes ee all have over heads and they do need to make a profit and they are making a massive one.if I can help someone out and make abit of money in the process I will its what gas safe are doing to us.i would never sign something off if I thought it was unsafe.if its against the law so be it most people break the law everyday one way or another
     
  31. Whyme

    Whyme Guest

    ye the whole scheme started free many many moons ago. if ya dont like the fee get employed. and if ya dont like the regs fit bathrooms. booosh
     
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  32. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Mooney.

    I can see your point why you do commision others installs.
    But here's where what your doing is wrong!

    But you have done the training, pay your registration, do the paperwork, pay insurance and have the knowledge to do your job in the gas industry. You are making the problem of unregistered installers worse, because £60 an install is cheap to get your job signed off. What's the point of being registered??
     
  33. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    American spelling,but hey ho!
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  34. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    I'm hoping it's just a wind up merchant. You'd hope that nobody had that blatant disregard for the rules that they'd be bragging about it.
     
  35. Dotty

    Dotty Guest

    Getting close to that now. This guy, with his blatant disregard for the rules is beginning to irritate me.
     
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