Gas Safety Inspections
All of your Gas appliances, including your gas boiler, gas cooker and gas fire should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly according to manufacturer’s instructions. This is mandatory of a landlord anually if its rented accommodation. If you don’t have your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer you could be putting you and your family at risk and possibly danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.
We offer gas safety record contracts at very reliable and competitive prices. This is a benefit for landlords as it can easily be forgotten about. LANDLORD GAS SAFETY RECORDS MUST BE CARRIED OUT ANNUALLY WHEN TENANTED. THIS IS THE LANDLORDS OBLIGATION.
A gas safety check involves a Gas Safe registered engineer inspecting all your gas appliances. They will check the appliance is working correctly and will check the following four areas:
– Gas appliances are on the right setting and burning correctly with the correct operating pressure
– Harmful gases are being removed from the appliance safely to the air outside
– That any ventilation routes are clear and working properly
– All the safety devices are working correctly.
The gas safety check will identify any defects which require remedial work. You should have a gas safety check every year. If you are a landlord this is the law. Do not occupy a dwelling with no proof of a gas safety certificate.
Your gas supplier may be able to provide you with a free of charge gas safety check upon request.
Appliances should be serviced regularly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Servicing your gas appliances regularly will make sure they are safe to use. It will also maintain your appliances efficiency and performance.
Signs that your appliances need servicing?
Gas appliances should be serviced regularly but if you notice any of the warning signs below you should arrange for a Gas Safe registered engineer to service your appliance as soon as possible:
- Your gas appliance is not working properly
- Your appliance is burning with a lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame
- You can see black marks or stains on or around your gas appliances
- The pilot light keeps going out
- There is increased condensation in the room
All our Gas Safe registered engineers follow the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) when assessing the risks of an unsafe gas appliance. The guidance provides ‘best practice’ advice to Gas Safe registered engineers on how they should deal with various gas safety concerns which may affect your safety.
Gas safety records
After a Gas Safe registered engineer has fitted, carried out a safety check or serviced your gas appliance; they may leave you with a report which explains what checks they have completed. This report may be issued as a gas safety record, depending on the job you have asked them to do. It isn’t always a legal requirement for your engineer to give you this type of information, but many Gas Safe registered engineers will provide it.
The gas safety record tells you that the gas appliance or gas fitting has been checked to see if it is working safely and meets the correct safety standards. This information may also tell you when you next need to service the appliance. As with any documentation it includes our engineer’s name and Gas Safe registration number.
We promise very reliable and competitive gas safety costs and a fixed figure no matter how many appliances require testing
Based in Leicester / Leicestershire