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Gas Safety Certificates

In 1996 the government introduced a law that states all landlords must have all gas appliances and pipe work checked every 12 months for each property. View further details on Landlords gas, fire & electrical safety legal requirements.

If you are a landlord with your gas appliances, call us today for your Landlords Gas Safety Certificate (CP 12)

What does a Landlord Gas Safety Inspection include?

A Gas Safe registered engineer will check the following:

  • Check appliance for leaks.
  • Check standing and working pressure.
  • Check burner pressure.
  • 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
  • Investigate any evidence of unsafe operation and report to a responsible person.

 


 

You can’t see it. You can’t taste it. You can’t even smell it. But carbon monoxide can kill without warning in just a matter of hours.

You are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if:

  • Your appliance was poorly installed;
  • Your appliance is not working properly;
  • Your appliance has not been checked for safety or maintained regularly;
  • There is not enough fresh air in the room;
  • Your chimney or flue gets blocked up;
  • You allow non-Gas Safe-registered engineers to install or maintain your appliance(s).

What Is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned.

You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes.

 

Dangerous Symptoms.

CO poisoning is often mistaken for the flu, as it creates nausea, sickness, and headaches. Other symptoms include stomach pains, general tiredness and fatigue.

 

Play if Safe

Open windows and doors – leave the house!
Seek fresh air immediately
Go to an emergency room and inform a doctor that you may be suffering from CO poisoning.

 

Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS are a useful back-up precaution but must NOT be regarded as a substitute for proper installation and maintenance of gas equipment by a GAS SAFE-registered installer. If you decide to buy a carbon monoxide alarm, ensure it meets current safety standards (BS 7860 or BS EN 50291) and
carries the Kitemark. If in doubt ask a member of staff for advice. Always follow the manufacturer’s siting instructions.

 

What To Do?

NEVER use a gas appliance if you think it is not working properly. Signs to look out for include yellow or orange flames (except for fuel-effect fires which display
this colour flame), soot or stains around the appliance and pilot lights which frequently blow out.
NEVER cover an appliance or block the convection air vents.
NEVER block or obstruct any fixed ventilation grilles or air bricks.
NEVER block or cover outside flues.

 

ALL gas consumers are advised to have appliances checked for safety at least
every 12 months by a Gas Safe-registered installer.