It is very easy. If you own a commercial property that has gas appliances, this is a crime without a valid annual gas safety certificate. We deliver them every time we terminate a gas boiler service, so this is the best way to get them.
How to obtain a gas safety certificate
Contact us with a list of your gas boiler heaters and we will give you a quote within 24 hours. You can obtain your gas safety certificate within a few days. Our telephone number is at the top of the page.
What are the requirements?
About 30 people die in the UK each year as a result of poorly maintained or improperly installed gas appliances and gas channels, resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning and killing. The gas safety check regulations (use and installation) of 1998 imposed obligations on people who use gas systems to ensure that they are adequate and safe for use. You can find all the details on the website of the government’s Gas Safety Regulations.
These duties also include that you are responsible for the inspection and maintenance of all gas boilers in use, heaters, fires and all other types of gas combustion equipment. If you are a landlord or a tenant, a self-employed person or an employer, this applies to you if you are responsible for gas appliances.
A separate rental agreement or your contract can help you prepare practical arrangements to ensure that you meet the gas safety requirements. However, the most important legal responsibility lies with those who occupy the workplace in question. Any person in control of the building, or the owner, would also have obligations under the Health and Safety Act of 1974, and also ensure safe maintenance of the heating equipment in the common areas. The separate or contractual lease agreement can be used to determine how these responsibilities are assigned.
Regardless of the size of the device, location or type of systems and devices, it is necessary to ensure that they are maintained at least every year, or even more often according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
What happens if I don’t have a gas safety certificate?
According to what we feel, it is simply not worth the risks associated with not having a gas safety certificate. It is not just about fines, loss of offer or fine; they are the risks to life due to equipment failures and probably imprisonment if they are found guilty.
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