The Shape Of Things To Come !!
As from April 1st 2009 the HSE has decided to move the gas registration
scheme to a new provider Capita.
Capita today announced, from 1 April
2009 The Gas Safe Register will be the new name and the official stamp for
gas safety in Great Britain and will replace the CORGI gas register.
The Gas Safe Register brand was unveiled for the first
time to the gas industry at an event held by Capita in London. The gas safety
brand commissioned by Capita and designed by brand communications consultancy
The Team, will be signed over to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The
HSE will hold the brand Gas Safe Register in trust to make sure
it will remain the official mark for the gas safety register
The new gas register will launch to the public
before the CORGI register ends on 31 March 2009. Capita has committed to achieving
40 per cent unprompted brand recognition for Gas Safe Register by October
Pete Eldridge, Managing Director of Gas Safe
"Gas Safe Register must quickly replace
CORGI in the minds of gas consumers. Its a big mountain to climb, but
were confident the new brand takes us half way there. The name is simple,
meaningful and speaks for itself. We hope this iconic brand will be a true
legacy to gas safety and registered gas engineers for years to come."
Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive of the Health & Safety Executive, said:
"We welcome the development of this
new brand which will focus exclusively on improving consumer gas safety and
believe it will be a cost effective scheme for installers. We urge the industry
and other stakeholders to do all they can to support its promotion to consumers
as the 'hallmark' of gas safety."