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A gas safety check is different from a gas service. It is primarily designed to inspect any gas appliances including boilers, cookers and fires (permanent or portable)to ensure they are working correctly and safely. A gas safety check MUST be carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
Unlike a gas service which will involve a more in-depth inspection of gas appliances, pipework, vents and flues, a gas safety check is designed to check the following:
Any household that has gas appliances should have an annual gas safety check by a gas safe registered engineer. It should be noted that a gas safety inspection is NOT an alternative to a service and appliances should also be serviced annually to make sure they are running efficiently and safely. If you have an annual service, this will include an annual safety check so you don’t need to do both.
Certain households may be entitled to free gas safety checks, particularly those where the elderly or very young are living in the property. If you are a homeowner on means-tested benefits it is worth contacting your energy provider to find out if this is available.
If you are a landlord, you are required by law to have an annual gas safety check for all gas appliances in your rental properties and provide evidence of this to your tenants in the form of a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate. This will be provided by your engineer and will give you evidence that the appliances have been inspected by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
It should be noted that as a landlord you are only responsible for gas safety checks on appliances, pipework and flues you have provided. If a tenant provides their own gas appliance you are not responsible for the safety check of this BUT you still may be responsible for ensuring the pipework and flue is checked.
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Landlords or homeowners can get quotes and book a gas safety check online by clicking on the Get Quote button.
You can get further information about gas safety checks at The Gas Safe Register
You can also find information for landlords at The Health & Safety Executive
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