We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2023, taking place 11 – 17 September.
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly with no warning, as you cannot see it, taste it, or smell it.
Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords must make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer to ensure their tenants and wider communities stay safe.
Landlord’s are legally obliged to make sure:
- Gas pipework, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.
- All gas appliances and flues provided for tenants’ use have an annual safety check.
- A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.
- They keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record until two further checks have taken place.
- Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
- All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re–letting.
Before any gas work is carried out we always check the engineer is qualified to carry out the work that needs doing e.g., natural gas, domestic boiler.
You can stay gas safe by keeping an eye out for warning signs that your gas appliance is working incorrectly, such as dark or sooty staining, excess condensation, pilot lights which frequently blow out and error messages on the appliance’s control panel.
You can find out more about Gas Safety here.
If you spot any warning signs or have any concerns at all, please get in touch with us immediately.