The AGA Listed Gas Fitter Scheme
As an industry first, The Australian Gas Association (AGA) is launching the AGA Listed Gas Fitter Scheme on September 1 2020.
AGA has a long and proud history of serving the Australian gas industry dating back to 1925 as a membership-based not-for-profit industry association. AGA’s primary objective is consumer safety and over the years has been involved in the development of Australian Gas Standards, laboratory testing approval/certification of gas products and promotion of the gas industry.
Underpinning AGA’s safety certification schemes is its state of the art laboratory based in Melbourne, with over 350 years’ experience in testing gas appliances and components for compliance with Australian safety Standards. Laboratory testing is extensive and includes such things as combustion analysis, delayed ignition, temperature hazards and energy labelling.
AGA is now focusing its attention on promoting Australian Licensed Gas Fitters to the Australian community. The benefits of the Scheme include a licence to use the AGA Mark, being included on the AGA Listed Gas Fitter Directory and promotion to customers through the AGA Showroom.
This extends AGA’s safety focus from testing and certification of gas products to include installation and servicing. AGA will be running targeted marketing campaigns to increase consumer awareness that it is a regulatory requirement that only licensed gas fitters should be used for gas appliance installation and appliance servicing.
Being not for profit, AGA is able to invest the income from the Scheme right back to the industry!
Go to www.aga.asn.au/gas-fitters/ for more details.