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G3 Certificate check- Unvented Hot water cylinder install

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by kofi2003uk, 28 Sep 2020.

  1. kofi2003uk

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    hi Everyone,
    can anyone tell me how to check if a plumber is G3 certified to install unvented hot water systems please?
    i know the plumber is gas safe which is separate from G3, i believe. apart from taking the word of the plumber, is there an official way to check?

    thank you
     
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    It may be on the gas register site under his name but they have to notify them, it’s not automatically put up there. If not, ask him for his registration certificate.
     
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    many thanks . yes i checked the gas register but i cant see it there. only says certified for vented systems. seems there is no official way to check this. i will ask plumber then and i guess take their word for it.
     
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    Some will show on the gas safe register but it is voluntary not automatically done , if he is registered he will carry an ID card with his pic and valid dates on it just ask him for that
     
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    ok many thanks
     
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    They should have a Photo ID Card with details of G3 Course and Expiry date
     
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    1. Gas safe aren't the only body to which a G3 qualified engineer can belong.
    2. As stated above, he / she should have a card with the name of the body to which he she belongs, a photograph and the date of expiry.
     
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    ..... and just in case you didn't get it the first couple of times ....

    he should have a separate ID card (Ticket) with his photo and a valid till date

    :whistle: ..... ;) ..... :cool:
     
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    You can have an unvented HW cylinder heated by electricety , oil , gas , or solar so why would it be up to Gas safe to regulate, as already said just ask to see his card
     
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    thanks All
     
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    Does anyone think it would be a good idea for us to carry an ID card with G3 qualies on it ? :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Good idea, don't know why no one has thought of it before now.....
     
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