Installers’ access to safety and risk compliance has been improved with the launch of Gas Safe Register’s Access to Standards scheme, says the chief executive of UK Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (UKLPG).

The UKLPG, a national trade association representing companies that process liquefied petroleum (LP) gas, has been working with BSI (British Standards Innovation) and IGEM (Institution of Gas Managers & Engineers) for the past five years to ensure Gas Safe registered engineers are properly informed on safety and competency guidelines. 

All Gas Safe registered businesses and installers must ensure they are up to date on technical and legislative changes. 

This information is outlined in documents known as Industry Standards, which comprise the latest technical and legislative information. They enable installers to access over 80 essential documents covering domestic, commercial and industrial usage for both LP gas and natural gas. These include documents issued by UKLPG, BSI and IFEM, with new ones added as Standards are issued or updated.

Installers can access this information directly by joining the Access to Standards scheme. Designed to ensure that registered engineers can obtain information they need for a cost-effective fee, the scheme enables small engineering companies employing up to 10 engineers to subscribe to either a one-year or three-year package.

Copies of the standards are also hosted securely on the Gas Safe Register website.

Rob Shuttleworth, chief executive of UKLPG, said: “Working with the BSI, IGEM and the Gas Safe Register to ensure our industry standards are both more accessible and cost-effective for smaller engineering firms and installers has been a rewarding experience.

"We urge those who have not yet joined to sign up, to ensure they remain up to date on and compliant with the latest guidelines on domestic, commercial and industrial use for both LP gas and natural gas.”

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