Landlords are legally responsible for making sure that their gas appliances, gas piping and flues in their properties are well maintained and safe. A Gas Safety Check should be carried out every 12 months by a gas engineer who is Gas Safe Registered. It is up to the landlord to arrange and pay for these checks.
The engineer will provide a record of each gas safety check. The landlord must keep these records for at least two years, and they should make sure you have a copy, as the tenant. The report must be signed by the engineer who carried out the check to confirm that the works has been done properly. They must include their name, and their official registration number. This report is known as a Gas Safety Certificate.
Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificates completed
‘NCS’ Not to current standards situations identified
‘At Risk’ warning notices issued
‘I.D’ Immediately Dangerous warning notices issued
What does a Landlord Gas Safety Inspection include?
- Check appliance for gas tightness
- Check standing and working pressures if test points are available
- Check burner pressure/gas rate against manufacturers guidelines
- Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation
- Test flue flow to ensure removal of products of combustion
- Check satisfactory operation of all the flame failure devices
- Check for physical stability, presence & effectiveness of stability brackets
- Investigate any evidence of unsafe operation
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