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A safe (also called a strongbox or coffer) is a secure lockable box used for securing valuable objects against theft or fire. A safe is usually a hollow cuboid or cylinder, with one face being removable or hinged to form a door. The body and door may be cast from metal (such as steel) or formed out of plastic through blow molding. Bank teller safes typically are secured to the counter, have a slit opening for dropping valuables into the safe without opening it, and a time-delay combination lock to foil thieves. One significant distinction between types of safes is whether the safe is secured to a wall or structure or if it can be moved around. A less secure version (only suitable for petty cash) is usually called a cash-box.

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  1. J

    Boiler condensate into dedicated stand pipe - is it safe?

    I have read a few posts on here discussing sharing a washing machine stand pipe for the boiler condensate pipe and the risks of washing machine waste water backing up into the boiler etc., but I recently seen something that I can't find any discussion on so thought to start one. It was a combi...
  2. K

    What do you think of the Gas Safe magazine?

    If you read it, let me know what you think.
  3. M

    Denso tape gas safe regs

    Afternoon everyone. Could somebody state the regulation number that dictates denso tape is no longer suitable for protecting gas pipe as it could mask a potential leak? Appreciate it, thanks.
  4. 8

    URGENT Gas safe engineer required

    URGENT Hi Were a property maintenance company based in Shropshire looking for a gas safe engineer to carry out minor works as and when required this year on kitchen installations Contact paul Please get in touch for full details
  5. D

    Is this pipe lagging safe to remove?

    Ideally, I want to cut these redundant pipes out. I’m pretty sure this is hair felt insulation but I’m a sparky by trade so not familiar with pipe lagging. I do know pipe lagging often contained asbestos and as the house was built in 1890 and sporadically worked on ever since… could do with some...
  6. P

    Contract for Trainee Gas Safe Engineer

    Hi All, I am going to pay to put for one of my guys to be put through his Gas safe MLP course. Its a lot of investment for us and as such we will be drawing up a contract to say that if he leaves before X amount of time then he has to pay the course fees back. Question - what do you think is...
  7. M

    Gas Safe registration fees!

    I can’t believe the price of registration these days. How do the justify charging £434 for one guy? Robbing Rubbish bags.
  8. L

    URGENT Gas Safe plumbing and heating engineer falsifying Gas Safety records.

    Who should I report this to?
  9. B

    Retraining as a Gas Safe Engineer

    Hi Everyone, I am considering retraining as a gas safe engineer through enrolling on a course that includes 5 weeks of classroom learning, arranged work placement to complete an onsite portfolio and ACS assessments. The course will cost £6k. I'm 34, currently employed full time as a mechanical...
  10. M

    Initial gas safe inspection, any advice?

    Have my initial gas safe inspection tomorrow and I’m sh****g myself to say the least. Any advice on what to expect?
  11. leesparkykent

    Gas safe registration.

    I was wondering if it’s possible to register a business with gas safe if you don’t have any engineers and the owner of the business isn’t qualified? I believe a new company around my way have done that. Looks like they’re advertising for engineers and seem to be heavily advertising for boiler...
  12. R

    Looking for a Gas Safe engineer near Louth Lincolnshire

    I am about to start a training course to become Gas Safe qualified. As part of the training I am required to work with a Gas Safe engineer and for them to sign my portfolio. I appreciate to start with I may be a slight hindrance, however in return for this I will offer my labour for free. I...
  13. P

    Humour Gas safe reply

    Hello to the forum, I just thought I would share this response from GAs-safe.. I had occasion to suspect that an install was dangerous by a non qualified engineer in a commercial kitchen where people are working so I alerted gas safe to the fact , I guess that was a mistake but the reply is...
  14. M

    Is it safe to remove the boiler

    Hello We're having the gas meter removed and a new one will be fitted in a few months after some alterations to the house is finished. We need to take the boiler and everything else out also. So is it safe to take the boiler and other gas things out or will there still be gas in there?
  15. P

    Do you still do plumbing once gas safe registered?

    Question for the plumbers turned gas engineers. Do you still carry out plumbing repairs, bathroom installations, etc. I still do but getting fed up of being stuck on a bathroom job and losing the gas work as I'm fully booked. Been gas safe for around 5 years now. Took someone on to do the...
  16. M

    Plumbing course and gas safe course.

    Hello i'm currently doing an EAL level 2 diploma in plumbing and heating and i'm looking for some information regarding gaining the nvq in this relevant area and what the relevant nvq would be and also the best route to gain gas safe certification ? many thanks matthew.
  17. Lumen

    Is ElectroScale scale reducer safe for drinking water?

    Good Sunday to you all, Quick question, as manufacturer still haven’t replied to my email a week later. I’m looking to install Adey’s ElectroScale scale reducer under the kitchen sink, as it’s compression fitting, straight after stopcock, as I don’t have a water meter, so it can protect entire...
  18. B

    Advice Please - Viewed a property and it has an OLD Mexico boiler?

    Hi All I have just viewed a property that needs upgrading (very clean but dated/old lady passed 😢) and it was listed as 'gas central heating' and it has an old 'Ideal Mexico' boiler fitted in the kitchen which is vented out of the side wall. All rads are also old type/no fins and feed to them...
  19. CorgiDirect

    Safe, Efficient and Innovative. Regin Products

    Safe, Efficient and Innovative. Regin have over 30 years experience in supplying to Heating Engineers. The range now exceeds 750 tools and consumables. Unique, professional , top quality and ISO 9001 certified. We carry a wide range of Regin products -...
  20. A

    Safe silicone grease for kitchen mixer tap.

    Hi Guys, We have a leaky kitchen mixer tap here which seems to be being caused by the plastic mixer valve/cartridge. I had a search for the serial number but couldn't find anything matching so I thought I would take the valve apart, clean it and grease it up to see if that sorts it out. As it...