Gas Safety Record: Everything you Need to Know

Gas Safety Record: Everything you Need to Know

No one can afford to take chances when it comes to gas safety. There can be major and even potentially fatal consequences such as lethal carbon monoxide poisoning, explosions or fire, if you don’t look after a property’s gas appliances and fittings. It is recommended that homeowners hire an engineer to perform a gas safety check on their home once a year. As far as landlords are concerned, it is required by law and not doing so can result in serious legal consequences. Since landlords are responsible for their tenants’ safety, they have to ensure that all gas fittings, appliances and flues are in working order.

When a gas engineer comes in to perform a gas safety check for a landlord, they are then provided with a gas safety record. This document serves as proof that the check has been conducted and will also mention any repair work needed to make the property safe. Tenants often check the gas safety record of landlords before they agree to rent the property. The record includes:

  • The name, signature and registration number of the engineer who performs the check
  • The address of the property where the check is performed
  • The name and address of the agent or landlord who arranged the check
  • The location and description of every gas flue and appliance that was checked
  • The date when the check was conducted
  • A small list of any safety defects, if any, that were identified and the actions needed to repair them
  • Confirmed results of the operational safety checks performed on appliances

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