Gas Safety Inspections and Landlord gas Safety, Strong Plumbing & Heating takes gas safety seriously and are qualified to undertake gas safety inspections. In 1996 the government passed a law that requires all landlords, who rent either part or all of a property, to have all household gas appliances and pipes checked every 12 months with a Landlord gas safety certificate to this effect.
What does a Landlord Gas Safety Inspection include?
• Check appliance for gas tightness
• Check standing and working pressures if test points are available
• Check burner pressure/gas rate against manufacturers guidelines
• Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation
• Test flue flow to ensure removal of products of combustion
• Check satisfactory operation of all the flame failure devices
• Check for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets (where appropriate)
• Investigate any evidence on unsafe operation and report to the person responsible TOP TIPS
• Legally you only have to carry out a gas safety inspection ev ery twelve months, but it’s a good idea to get appliances checked between tenants too. Then you’ll be sure your appliances are in tip-top condition before your new tenants move in.
• Installing a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm comes highly recommended – not just by Strong P&H, but by HSE too. It’s the best way to make sure your tenants are safe from dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. But an alarm should never replace regular maintenance and safety checks.
• Carbon monoxide legislation has come into place in England and Wales, this means that a carbon monoxide alarm must be fitted in the same room as a new or replacement fixed solid fuel gas or oil heating appliance. The alarm may be hard wired or battery powered to comply, but hard wired is the preferred option.
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