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It is a requirement by law to carry out annual gas safety certificate. As a landlord, it is up to you to make sure your appliances are safe. in the property that you let. A landlord certificate will make sure your gas appliance is working, correctly, efficiently and safely.Once that is passed, the engineer will issue you with gas safety certificate which is valid 12 months as required by the law and regulations
This is a requirement of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. But if an appliance, eg a cooker, is owned by the tenant, the landlord is not legally responsible for having it checked.
The engineer will provide the landlord with a Gas Safety Record (previously known as a certificate or a CP12).
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Gas Safe advises homeowners, that all gas fired appliances require regular maintenance to operate efficiently and safely.
Annual servicing recommended – Have all home heating devices regardless of age, serviced annually to prevent unsafe and carbon monoxide poisoning which can cause death. Natural gas appliances that are not operating correctly produce carbon monoxide, an odorless, tasteless toxic gas.
Basic symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are: headache, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath and confusion. You are advised to have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home for added protection.
What are the risks of unsafe gas appliances?
Three main risks can arise from having an unsafe gas appliance in your home:
- Gas leaks – A gas leak can cause fires or explosions. If you think you can smell gas, then you’ll need to call your emergency service provider immediately. During a gas safety check, a Gas Safe registered engineer will do a visual inspection of pipework and a tightness test to confirm there aren’t any gas leaks.
- Fires and explosions – Safe appliances burn gas in a controlled way, but a faulty appliance or pipework may leak gas which can then be ignited, causing a fire or explosion.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning – Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas that can be especially deadly because you can’t see, taste or smell it.
We also highly recommend getting your gas pipework inspected at the same time as your annual gas safety check. As a landlord it is also law to maintain pipework.
We know how busy everyday life can be, which is why we offer a free gas safety check reminder service at StayGasSafe.co.uk. Simply sign up and we’ll send you a quick text or email to let you know when it’s time for your yearly gas safety check.
What is a gas safety check?
A gas safety check should only be performed by a Gas Safe registered engineer, who will test your gas appliances to make sure they’re safe to continue operating in your home.
A gas appliance safety check ensures an appliance:
- Is properly set and adjusted so the gas burns correctly
- Is suitable for the room it’s located in
- Is physically stable, securely fitted and properly connected to the gas pipework
Your engineer will also make sure:
- There’s an adequate and permanent air supply that’s suitable for the appliance installed
- All safety devices are functioning properly
- Any flues, chimneys and air vents are operating correctly
This can be extended to a full gas installation safety check, in which the engineer will:
- Check the installation is in good condition by visually inspecting the pipework as far as reasonably practicable
- Test the gas pipework to make sure there are no leaks
CO can enter buildings through shared vents, so if you do live in a property with a shared flue or chimney, be sure to share responsibility with other residents to get these checked out annually.
Know the warning signs
Look out for these signs. If you spot any of them, you’ll want to get your gas appliance serviced straight away:
- Your appliance isn’t working properly
- It produces a floppy yellow flame rather than a crisp blue one
- Black/brown marks on or around the appliance
- The boiler pilot light keeps going out
- Increased condensation inside the windows
That’s not to say that you should wait for these signs to appear before booking an appliance service; check your gas appliances’ manufacturer guidelines to find out how often a service is recommended. If you haven’t got access to these, we’d recommend an annual service – unless your Gas Safe registered engineer suggests otherwise. While an annual gas safety check will make sure your gas appliances are working as they should be, an appliance service, as a minimum, is what you’ll need from a Gas Safe registered engineer if you notice any of the warning signs which point to an unsafe appliance [by Gas Safe]
What does it include?
- HIGH & LOW PERFORMANCE TEST
- A visual check of the boiler and flame, if possible
- Checks on the flue (externally and internally)
- Checking the operating pressure and / or heat input?
- Checking safety devices
- Check case seals for an effective seal
- Boiler casing removed to check all main boiler components
(burner, heat exchanger, main injector, spark / sensor probe /visual)
- Boiler fired safely to identify any working faults
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