Posted: Jun 29, 2017
The intuitive app is free to download for all Gas Safe Register engineers and can be used when carrying out work in any property with a Gas Tag subscription.
The user-friendly system guides engineers through data fields, which automatically populate LGSRs. This saves engineers countless hours on repetitive paperwork and lets them get on with the job they’re trained to do.
The automatic engineer verification feature prevents unregistered gas fitters from recording any work through the system. This will stop rogue gas fitters in their tracks and create more jobs for qualified engineers, as only Gas Safe Register engineers can log in and record work through the system.
Engineers can also access the previous work history of each Gas Tag property via the app. This helps identify and troubleshoot issues with appliances more quickly. All of the information is uploaded to a centralised portal where landlords, homeowners and housing associations can monitor the data through a cockpit-style dashboard.
The Gas Tag system does away with the current method of ‘locally-stored’ records and replaces it with the first ever independent UK database of geo-tagged, time-stamped and photo-verified evidence of all work carried out.
For the first time, these lifesaving checks will be captured using a free app on a smartphone – allowing the work to be monitored in real time from the Gas Tag Portal; will help keep people safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. Designed with the help of Gas Safe Register engineers, industry leaders and user experience experts, the ground-breaking system has been heralded as “the most significant quantum leap in domestic gas safety compliance in 20 years” by Barry Sheerman, MP – The Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Carbon Monoxide.
Engineers are encouraged to download the free app ready for the launch of the Gas Tag system to housing associations, private landlords and homeowners in the coming weeks. Engineers will also be able to procure work through the portal in the coming months.
Paul Durose, CEO of Gas Tag Ltd said: “This is an exciting time for Gas Tag. After two years in development, we now have the technology that will revolutionise gas safety and combat one of the biggest issues in our industry – rogue installers.
“Our mission is to drive illegal fitters out of business before they can put anybody else at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning – or worse.
“Together we can help the industry as a whole and create more jobs for the hard-working Gas Safe Register engineers who are committed to doing their job to the highest standard.
“There will be a number of announcements in the near future about our partnership agreements with housing associations and private landlords who collectively own or manage 1.5 million homes across the UK, and are already well underway in getting the Gas Tag system to cover all of their properties.
We are urging engineers to download the app so they are ready to hit the ground running when they arrive at a property with a Gas Tag subscription.”
By Chenoa Parr at http://gastag.co.uk/gas-tag-launches-app-gas-safe-register-engineers/ on 26th June 2017