When an engineer carries out gas work on your property, it is always useful to know exactly what documentation you can expect from them. Here’s everything you need to know. Register yourself for Gas Safety Check by London Property Inspections at discount prices and stay safe from gas appliances.
What is a gas safety Check?
A gas safety report is the documentation that a gas engineer can give you after you have performed the gas work on your property. The documentation provided often depends on the type of work they have performed, whether it is a service or a security check.
Although the law requires that all gas engineers be in the gas safety register, it is not a legal requirement for them to provide documentation of the gas safety register after they have visited it. There is an exception, and that is if you are the owner.
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As an owner who rents a property, you are legally obliged to ensure that it is safe for your tenants. This means that the law requires that you hire a registered Gas Safe technician to perform an annual gas safety check on all gas appliances, and the results of these checks are recorded in your owner’s gas safety report. You will receive a copy and must provide your tenants with a record of this check.
You must find the following in your register:
- A description and location of each verified device or chimney
- The name, registration number and signature of the technician who carried out the checks.
- The date on which the checks were carried out.
- The address of the home where appliances or fireplaces are installed
- Your name and address (or that of an agent if applicable)
- Information about security errors and actions that are needed or are being taken to resolve them
- The results of all safety checks that have been performed on the devices
The gas pipe on your rented property must also be kept in a safe state. Pipeline installation is not covered by the annual gas safety check, but both we and HSE recommend that when you request a safety check, your registered Gas Safe technician will ask for:
- Tightness test on the entire gas system, including installation pipes
- Visually inspect the tube (as reasonable as possible)
- Do you want to see an example of what the owner’s gas safety report should look like? Download it here.
- Whether you are an owner or a tenant, you will find much more information about gas safety in rental properties in our Renting a Home section.
I am not an owner, which documentation can I expect?
If you are not the owner, this does not necessarily mean that you will not receive documentation from your registered Gas Safe engineer. In fact, it is considered good practice for your installer to provide you with some kind of registration, even if it is not as detailed as the owner’s gas safety report.
It is a good idea to contact your registered Gas Safe technician before you visit your property so that you know exactly what you can expect from them.
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