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Gas Safety Certificates providers of Bournemouth Dorset

 

Gas Safety Certificates are there to show your appliances are up to date and serviced properly.

 

If you are a Landlord then you must be able to provide your tenants with an up to date Gas Safety Certificate/Record.

By Law you as a landlord must have gas appliances serviced regularly, normally once a year by a qualified gas engineer. The gas engineer will then provide a Gas Safety Record upon completion of the check.

The gas safety check must consist of the following at a minimum…

  • description and location of each appliance and/or flue checked
  • name, registration number and signature of the engineer who did the check
  • date of when the appliance and/or flue was checked
  • the address of the property where the appliance and/or flue is installed
  • name and address of the landlord (and letting agent if applicable)
  • any defect identified and any action required or taken to fix it
  • confirmation of the results of the operational safety checks carried out on the appliances.

A service includes a thorough clean of the appliance as well as the gas safety checks.

For a gas safety check or a service, essential safety checks are done to make sure gas fittings and appliances are safe to use. These checks include the following…

  • checking the flue or chimney to make sure the products of combustion (fumes) are being safely removed to outside.
  • checking there is an adequate supply of fresh air so the gas burns properly.
  • making sure that the appliance is burning the gas properly.
  • making sure all the safety devices are working properly and shutting the appliance off if a fault occurs.

 

Building Regulation Compliance certificates

Since April 2005, there has been requirement under the Building Regulations (England & Wales) to notify building works (including the installation/commission of some gas appliances home).

If gas appliances are notified through this system, as a homeowner you will receive either a Declaration of Safety certificate or a Building Regulation Compliance certificate.

In the UK and Isle of Man any gas safety record given to you after 1st April 2009 will only be valid if the engineer is registered with Gas Safe Register. In Northern Ireland and Guernsey it will only be valid after 1 April 2010.

 

Are you living in a rented property?

If you rent a property, then ask your landlord for a copy of the current Gas Safety record. This record shows that your gas appliances have had a yearly check, by a registered gas engineer.

Your Landlord must also maintain gas appliances, so you will need to check the date of when your gas appliances were last serviced.

 

What do I need to do if I am the Landlord?

If you are a Landlord then you must be able to provide your tenants with an up to date Gas Safety Certificate/Record.

By Law you as a landlord must have gas appliances serviced regularly, normally once a year by a qualified gas engineer. The gas engineer will then provide a Gas Safety Record upon completion of the check.

What information is on a Gas Safety Certificate?

The gas safety check must consist of the following at a minimum…

  • description and location of each appliance and/or flue checked
  • name, registration number and signature of the engineer who did the check
  • date of when the appliance and/or flue was checked
  • the address of the property where the appliance and/or flue is installed
  • name and address of the landlord(and letting agent if applicable)
  • any defect identified and any action required or taken to fix it
  • confirmation of the results of the operational safety checks carried out on the appliances.

Isn’t a Service the same as a gas safety check?

Not quite. A service includes a thorough clean of the appliance as well as the gas safety checks.

For a gas safety check or a service, essential safety checks are done to make sure gas fittings and appliances are safe to use. These checks include the following…

  • checking the flue or chimney to make sure the products of combustion (fumes) are being safely removed to outside.
  • checking there is an adequate supply of fresh air so the gas burns properly.
  • making sure that the appliance is burning the gas properly.
  • making sure all the safety devices are working properly and shutting the appliance off if a fault occurs.

What do I need to do if I am a homeowner?

Building Regulation Compliance certificates

Since April 2005, there has been requirement under the Building Regulations (England & Wales) to notify building works (including the installation/commission of some gas appliances home).

If gas appliances are notified through this system, as a homeowner you will receive either a Declaration of Safety certificate or a Building Regulation Compliance certificate.

In the UK and Isle of Man any gas safety record given to you after 1st April 2009 will only be valid if the engineer is registered with Gas Safe Register. In Northern Ireland and Guernsey it will only be valid after 1 April 2010.

For more information, please see the Gas Safety Certificate Web Site