Meter reading and installation

Gas meter readers

Registered gas meter readers are responsible for reading gas meters (including any volume conversion systems fitted) to an agreed programme and transferring the data collected to the relevant parties. Whilst reading meters, either by manual or remote means, registered gas meter readers shall comply with the guidance given in the documents below. A list of registered gas meter readers is also provided.

Ofgem Approved Meter Installers (OAMI)

Any person or organisation that wishes to install a gas meter must be licensed to do so. Ofgem Approved Meter Installers (OAMI) are registered with us and have to conform to the codes of practice in relation to meter installation. The OAMI register is maintained on our behalf by Wilcock Consulting.

This page will provide you with access to the OAMI register as well as the documents you need should you wish to apply for OAMI accreditation.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 27th Mar 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
The Ofgem Approved Meter Installers (OAMI) list catalogues the participants in the OAMI scheme.

  • Published: 24th May 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document is a list of all registered gas meter readers.

  • Published: 11th Mar 2016
  • Licence applications
  • 1 Associated documents
This document enables applicants to become a registered gas meter reader.

  • Published: 13th Jan 2010
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
These are guidance notes to be used in conjunction with the OAMI Registration form available on the Ofgem website. It is advised that OAMI applicants contact Ofgem before applying, contact information is given in this document.

  • Published: 4th Jan 2010
  • Open letters & correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter provides information on the outcome of the tender for a new Service Provider for the OAMI scheme. It includes information applicable to both new and existing OAMIs.

  • Published: 17th Aug 2009
  • Open letters & correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter provides information on the forthcoming tender for a new Service Provider for the OAMI scheme. It includes information applicable to both OAMIs and tenderers.

  • Published: 13th Feb 2009
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the guidance notes for applicants who are applying to become registered gas meter readers. These guidance notes should be read before an application is made.

  • Published: 27th Mar 2007
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
Code of Practice for all Higher Pressure and all other Low Pressure Meter Installations not covered by COP/1a or COP/1b

  • Published: 27th Mar 2007
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
Code of Practice for Low Pressure Diaphragm and Electronic Meter Installations with Badged Meter capacities not exceeding 6 m3/hr (212 ft3/hr).

  • Published: 27th Mar 2007
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
Code of Practice for Low Pressure Diaphragm and Rotary Displacement Meter Installations with Badged Meter capacities exceeding 6 m3/hr (212ft3/hr) but not exceeding 1076 m3/h (38,000 ft3/hr).

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