Gas Tag, a new ‘prop-tech’ company specialising in cloud-based gas safety monitoring, has launched a new gas safety app for iOS and Android devices.
The Gas Tag app is free to download for all Gas Safe Registered 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, saving them hours of paperwork.
An automatic engineer verification feature prevents unregistered gas fitters from recording any work through the system, with the aim of thwarting rogue gas fitters and creating more jobs for qualified engineers.
Engineers can access the 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.
Gas Tag does away with the current method of locally-stored records and replaces it with an independent UK database of geo-tagged, time-stamped and photo-verified evidence of all work carried out.
Designed with the help of Gas Safe Registered engineers, industry leaders and user experience experts, Gas Tag has been described as “the most significant leap in domestic gas safety compliance in 20 years” by Barry Sheerman, MP and chair of the government’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Carbon Monoxide.
Paul Durose, CEO, Gas Tag, said, “After two years of development, we now have the technology that will revolutionise gas safety and combat one of the biggest issues in our sector – 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.”