Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994
These regulations came into effect on 31st October 1994 to ensure that gas appliances are properly installed, maintained and in a safe condition so as to avoid the risks of carbon dioxide poisoning. It is the responsibility of all domestic property landlords that ALL “Gas Appliances” and “Gas Installation Pipework” are checked for safety at least once a year by British Gas or a member of the GAS Safe register (GAS SAFE) www.gassaferegister.co.uk and that accurate records are kept of those safety inspections and any work carried out. A current Safety Certificate must be available to any tenant prior to them taking occupation of a property.
“Gas Appliances” – includes any fitted gas appliance
Central Heating System
“Gas Installation Pipework” – includes gas pipework, valves, regulators, meters and flues Faulty equipment can lead to death and a conviction of unlawful killing on a landlord. Under the regulations, any appliance that does not conform must be disconnected and reported.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE REGULATIONS MAY JEOPARDISE THE LIFE OF YOUR TENANT AND LEAD TO PROSECUTION WITH PENALTIES OF IMPRISONMENT OR FINES UP TO £5,000.
A guide to Gas Safety Regulations
Always ask to see a Gas Engineers ID Card.
Ask to make a note of the ID number - All Gas Safe
01206 762 138