Gas Safe Register is the official gas safety body in Great Britain and the Isle of Man from April 1 and it is gearing up to let everyone know that the Corgi gas register is on the way out.
Capita was appointed by the Health and Safety Executive to run the Gas Safe Register from April 1, 2009 and it is a legal requirement for anyone carrying out gas work to be registered on the scheme.
With a theme 'Big Change', a national advertising campaign for Gas Safe Register starts from March 30.
Gas Safe Register adverts will appear in national newspapers, posters and radio. Gas Safe television commercials will also be broadcast between rugby and cricket matches on Sky TV from March until October 2009.
Gas Safe Register's chief executive, Peter Eldridge said: 'It's been a delicate balancing act to get the change to Gas Safe Register out to the public at the right time. We couldn't do a big publicity push too early, people still need to use Corgi gas installers until the end of March and we can't jeopardise this'.
He added: 'It's important to remember that this is not a one-off campaign. We will continue to raise awareness of using Gas Safe registered engineers to make sure the public know to always ask for the Gas Safe Register ID card. So if you are a gas engineer and you haven't registered yet I suggest you do it now.'
For details about registering on the Gas Safe Register scheme, gas engineers can click www.gassaferegister.co.uk