Gas Safe Certificate will help your business stay safe and secure
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Gas Safe Certificates
Did you know lots of people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year in the UK? Often caused by damaged appliances, failing to maintain chimneys and gas appliances and incorrect installation.
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It does not smell, you can’t see it, and you can’t taste it, but it can cause death in as little as a few hours. This is why it is essential your appliances are checked and you have a valid gas safety certificate.
We take a look at answering some common questions.
What is involved in getting a gas safety certificate?
A test is carried out by an accredited gas engineer who will check all of your appliances to ensure they are fitted correctly and working as they should. They will also check:
- There are no obstructions in the ventilation ducts, and they are fully working.
- All safety mechanisms are in place and working efficiently
- Harmful gases are safely being discharged
It is recommended you have a gas alarm in your home, but please remember this does not replace a regular inspection. Typically a gas safety check will take approximately sixty minutes for a domestic property. If repairs are needed, please bear in mind it could take longer. Once complete, you will receive a gas safety certificate.
Having a gas check regularly can save time, money and, more importantly, can save lives.
Have you checked your boiler?
Within the majority of properties, the boiler is the main gas appliance alongside a gas fire. This is why it is included in the gas checks.
If you notice any of the following, it can be an indication your boiler needs reviewing:
- It is not working – making unusual noises, bangs and takes much longer to ignite.
- Brown or black marks located around the boiler
- The pilot light on the boiler keeps going out
If any of the above occurs, it is likely your boiler is no longer safe, and a replacement is needed. This can be expensive. Another reason why it is so important is to get an annual check from a qualified gas engineer.
Gas engineers have years and years of experience, and they can spot an issue before it becomes serious.
Are you a landlord? Who’s responsibility is it to get a gas safety certificate?
It is the landlord’s responsibility to conduct a gas check every twelve months. This includes all hot water and gas appliances installed within the house. Please note this is a legal requirement.
It is the tenant’s responsibility to get appliances checked they own.
Once complete, a gas safety certificate will be issued highlighting all the checks that were done. Commonly known as a CP12 certificate.
How do I arrange a gas check?
You should contact a gas engineer about ten months from the last inspection or if one has never been done as soon as possible.
Gas Safety Certificate Services
Takeaway Gas Certificate
Pizza shop | Kebab Shop | Fish Shop Gas Safety Certificate (CP42) and (Plant)
B & B Gas Certificate
Bed and breakfast, Hotel, or even rental campervan get a (CP42) within 24 hours.
Kitchen Gas Certificate
Commercial Kitchen Gas Safety Certificate provided as a (CP42) and (Plant)
Cafe Gas Certificate
Make sure your cafe is safe with a commercial gas safety certificate known as a (CP42)
Restaurant Gas Certificate
Safety is a priority when it comes to gas get your restaurant gas safety certificate (CP42)
Pub Gas Certificate
We provide pubs with CP42 and also PLANT Gas Safety Certificates.
Using rented accommodation for your office space? Did you know your landlord is responsible for ensuring all of your gas appliances are safe and checked every year? If you are not sure this is being done, ask to see the commercial gas safety certificate!
If at any time you can smell gas, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the National Gas Emergency Line: 0800 111 999 to check for gas leaks.
What are your landlord’s responsibilities?
The role of your landlord is to ensure that your appliances and gas supply are:
- In safe working order
- Have been repaired or fitted by a registered gas engineer
- Have been regularly checked by a registered gas engineer (every 12 months). Included all pipework, heaters, fires, boilers, communal kitchen appliances
If you are unsure, ask to see the commercial gas safe certificate.
What are your responsibilities?
If you have installed your own appliances, they become your own responsibility to check for gas safety. It is usual for the landlord to be responsible for chimneys, pipework and flues that they may be connected to, though.
Ask the engineer to check your appliance at the same time as the landlords, but consider there may be a cost to this.
When are gas safety inspections carried out?
Your landlord should arrange a safety check every 12 months. You can always ask your landlord when the next one is due if you are concerned.
The check takes approximately 1 hour to complete but may take longer depending on the size of the building and access. If a serious fault is found, the qualified gas engineer will make it safe, including disconnecting any faulty appliances.
Once completed, the commercial gas safety certificate will be renewed for another year.
Are inspections affected during the pandemic?
Government guidance suggests that every effort should be taken to ensure gas safety checks are carried out. All engineers should follow the company protocol given, such as wearing masks, using sanitiser, and social distancing.
If the engineer is self-isolating, the inspection should be delayed until it is safe to carry out.
A form should be completed before the engineer visits to ensure they are COVID-19 safe, i.e. have no symptoms and have not been in close contact with anyone with symptoms.
What is a commercial gas safety certificate?
Once the inspection is complete and passed, the accredited gas safety engineer will issue a commercial gas safe certificate. If there are problems, the landlord must rectify these before a certificate can be issued.
If for any reason, your landlord does not carry out a safety check, you can make a complaint to Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Alternatively, contact the local council in the first instance. But it is recommended you work with your landlord first to get this resolved.