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  1. JKG

    JKG New Member

    Hi
    I've got my probationary period inspection from gas safe coming up and was wondering if anybody had any advice?
    What questions do they ask or want you to demonstrate?
    Can't help but feel a bit nervous
    Thanks
     
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Not sure anymore as the way they do it has changed. They now get a few of us together in a room and ask questions.
     
  3. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    You will need to demonstrate you competence JKG , do a tightness test , gas rate , flueing ,test the saftey devices , ventillation, test pressure drop across a gas carcase he will want to see 3 jobs you have compleated ,a bit daunting but we all have to do it they will always find something so check and double check your jobs good luck kop
     
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  4. JKG

    JKG New Member

    Thanks for the replies I'll double check everything and get my head into some books to refresh my knowledge
     
  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What ever it is, just take your time and be calm.
     
  6. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    They will probably want to look at your paperwork, warning labels and pads, fga calibration certificate
     
  7. Rogerf

    Rogerf New Member

    The guy whom came and inspected me whanted to see 3 jobs ideally but was quite willing for me to basically carry out a service inspection of our office boiler and whiteness,tightness test,gas rate, flue gas analysis.
    Really nice bloke and very helpful,
     
  8. Whale

    Whale New Member

    I wouldn't worry about it. we had ours a few months back. he asked some basic question and looked at some of our gear e.g. flar star and purging equipment ect
    and look over a job we were doing then had a debate about industrial vs domestics gas
     
  9. JKG

    JKG New Member

    Cheers. I spoke to him on the phone today and he said he would just get me to do some work on the boiler at my home address which was recently installed.
    How long does it last?
     
  10. surreygasman

    surreygasman New Member

    Is this probationary check new ? Is this post - registration or pre-registration ? Its all new to me since I was CORGI Reg since the start and got Gas Safe Reg by default in 2009. Since then Ive had one inspection !! At the end of the day, as long as your knowledge is good and sound, and they never get complaints from customers, and you dot every I and cross every T day in day out, then they'll leave you alone. there is no need to feel nervous as the inspectors are not trying to catch anyone out. They are there simply to uphold gas safety and be helpful and supportive to the industry in general. Ive never had a run in with a CORGI / GSR Inspector, except one in the mid 90's who the rest of CORGI inspectors hated anyway !!
     
  11. JKG

    JKG New Member

    I'm not sure if it's new I've been gas safe registered for about 10years working for a company but didn't get to do that much gas work. And never had inspection
    Now I've left the company registered with gas safe and you must have an inspection within the first 3 months
     
  12. surreygasman

    surreygasman New Member

    This inspection is quite normal. What I thought - a post registration check. Nothing to worry about as long as youve got all your kit, FGA & calibration certificate etc etc. If they find anything wrong, then they'll just ask for an improvement period. They dont strike anyone off without good reason and a long drawn out process.
     
  13. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    They do it to all new registrations also periodic to existing registrations Ive got one coming up in a few week and Ive been registered for over 15 years
     
  14. Rogerf

    Rogerf New Member

    My inspection was within 1st month but I'd previously had gorgi years ago. Once the inspector has been round and is confident in your ability the 3 month probation is done and your good for 5years.
     
  15. surreygasman

    surreygasman New Member

    After migrating from CORGI (reg'd since 1991) in 2009, Ive had ONE inspection since GSR started !
     
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