A short history of the North West’s foremost Gas and Oil Training and Assessment Centre based in Colne, Lancashire.
CORGI was established in 1970 due to the Ronan Point gas explosion in 1968. CORGI remained voluntary until 1991 where it then became mandatory by law to be registered when carrying out gas work. Many engineers referred to ‘A Manuel of Gas Fitting’ by R. N. Le Fevre for guidance when carrying out gas work.
In May 2005, M65 Gas Training & Assessment was incorporated by Neville Roscoe & Kevin Crossdale.
The CORGI gas registration scheme ended in 2006 which then led to a new gas registration scheme and registered CORGI engineers were transferred over.
In April 2009, Gas Safe replaced CORGI as the UK’s gas safety regulatory body. Gas Safe is now the only official gas registration body of gas businesses and engineers in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. By law all businesses carrying out gas work must be on the Gas Safe Register.
In February 2016, Darren French was appointed director of the company, taking over from Kevin Crossdale who helped build great foundations for the company moving forward.
M65 Gas has now been successfully running for almost 20 years. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality training courses leading to industry-recognised and accredited qualifications. Thanks to our high-quality training and impressive success rate, we have been able to build a business with state of the ark facilities, expert trainers and a friendly environment where our clients feel comfortable and confident in order to excel.