It is essential to pay attention to the gas system operating within your property.
Servicing your gas ensures all appliances and systems are efficient and safe, but these checks have to be carried out by a trained professional. Gas Safe registered engineers are the only people legally allowed to work on gas systems and are the only ones who can provide legal certification for installation, maintenance and repairs.
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. It replaced CORGI in 2009. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register, but there are illegal gas fitters out there. Cutting corners with gas can cost lives, so remember – don’t cut corners and always use a Gas Safe registered engineer for any gas work.
All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card. Before any gas work is carried out always check the card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning. Check for warning signs such as lazy yellow flames or black marks or stains around the appliance.
Know the six main signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.
If you are a homeowner it is recommended that you organise a gas service regularly. If you are a landlord, you are required by law to have this done annually. Every twelve months you need to have all gas appliances, installations and heating systems examined, according to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations. A Gas Safety engineer will then issue a certificate proving this work has been completed, sometimes known as a Gas Safety Record or CP12.
Our Gas Safe registered engineers can carry out these checks for you and will provide Gas Safety Certification. The certificate is essentially a report listing the inspection that has taken place, detailing what the engineer has examined and their assessment of it. The engineers will ensure that there are no problems with your appliances, fittings, pipework, flues and systems, that they are working as they should, proving that the property meets appropriate standards and is gas safe.
To comply with BS-6173-2001 mandatory interlocks are required between the gas supply and the mechanical kitchen ventilation system (extract and make-up air).
As a part of our service to provide a Gas Safety Certificate we will check:
- Appliances are fitted and connected correctly
- Standing and working gas pressure
- Gas is burning properly and cleanly
- Burner pressure is correct
- Pipework condition
- Satisfactory ventilation
- Flue flow to ensure the removal of harmful gases
- Safety devices operating properly
Your Gas Safety Certification will show:
- A description of each appliance tested
- Results of the safety checks
- Any safety issues identified
- Any action or work needed to ensure safety
Don’t risk it – failing to comply with current safety regulations could result in fines and could affect any insurance claims you might make. Contact us to book a Gas Safety Check NOW.