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As it nears its 10th anniversary of being the official registry body for gas engineers, the Gas Safe Register has published a ‘Decade Review’ report. The report gives a voice to those who work in the gas industry and covers a number of topics that affect everyone from sole traders to training bodies, manufacturers and large energy suppliers. It aims to address some the changes that have taken place over the last decade, the current state of the industry and what the future has in store.
In order to gather an impartial cross-sector viewpoint of the industry, Gas Safe Register enlisted an independent research agency to host multiple focus groups, share an online survey for completion, carry out in-depth telephone interviews, and then analyse the findings and feedback. As well as a series of in-depth interviews with stakeholders representing different aspects of the gas industry, information in the report was provided by an online survey that was send to over 70,000 registered gas engineers (with 2,690 responses received).
Key findings include an agreement amongst many of the respondents that the last decade has been characterised by improvements in safety and technological advances. However, there is concern that the industry is becoming fragmented and that training standards are not adequate.
Jonathan Samuel, chief executive of Gas Safe Register, says: “The UK’s gas industry has seen many changes over the past decade: more registered engineers, tougher penalties for health and safety offences, new technologies, and innovation are all helping to keep the public safe and warm. But what does the industry believe it needs and wants now? The Decade Review sets out to answer these and many more questions.”
You can download a copy of the Decade Review here: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/decade-review/