Gas Safety Inspection and Certificate
Besides the Inspection and Service, there is also an option to have a Gas Safety Certificate issued. For private owners of properties, it is not required to have a yearly Gas Safety Inspection and Certificate. However, for owners and caretakers (landlords and estate agents) of rented or leased properties, it is not enough to arrange a regular service. For every property where gas appliances and systems are used, the landlord is legally responsible to ensure that an annual Gas Inspection is carried out. They need to be able to show that they are in possession of a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate.
The certificate assures that all gas appliances, pipes and flues are working safely in accordance with the Gas Safe Regulations (Act 1998).
Landlords are also required to give their tenants a copy of this certificate. Your tenants might also be able to help you remember the renewal date.
Non-compliance with these regulations potentially carries large fines and other disciplinary actions. So we strongly recommend you, if only for your own peace of mind, to arrange your yearly Gas Safety Certificate.
How does it work?
During the inspection, the Gas Safety Plumbers will go through several steps.
They need to check if the appliance is set correctly and the gas is burning optimally. Additionally, they check the suitability of the appliance to the room in which it is located. They check if it is level, fitted securely and properly connected to the gas pipe. There must be a sufficient and constant supply of air. Flues and chimneys need to be clear and operating correctly. All safety devices need to function correctly. These are only a few of the check that will have to be carried out.
If any issues are detected they will perform called for adjustment, improvements and repairs. As soon as all issues are resolved, they will issue the required Gas Safety Certificate.
So, stay safe and call us anytime to arrange for one of our Gas Safety Plumbers to come to visit you.