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Gas Safety Certificates

It is a legal requirement for landlords to have all the gas appliances in a rented property safety-tested every 12 months by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
All WGS engineers are Gas Safe Registered and are qualified to carry out gas safety inspections and issue certificates on Natural Gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) appliances. If the appliance requires repairs or servicing, this work can usually be carried out during the same visit at a reduced cost.

Upon completion of all necessary safety checks you will be issued with a certificate. This certificate will be proof that all appliances are safe to use; a copy will need to be given to your tenant within 28 days of being issued and you will also need to retain a copy for two years from this point.

All safety inspections include:

  • Full system soundness test to confirm no gas leaks in property
  • Appliance check for gas soundness
  • Standing and working pressure check
  • Burner pressure/gas rate checked against manufacturer's data plate/manual
  • Appliance flue gas analysis *
  • Check for adequate ventilation

* A flue gas analysis enables us to tell if the appliance requires a full service.

  • Flue flow test to ensure removal of products of combustion
  • Ensuring satisfactory operation of all flame failure devices
  • Checks for any installation defects that don't comply with current regulations
  • Investigation into any evidence of unsafe operation and report to the responsible person

Failure to produce valid gas safety certificates (CP 12) can result in prosecution, and can also invalidate your property insurance, which in turn means you may be liable for potentially expensive civil claims. The landlord is responsible for this aspect of their tenants’ safety, and if non-compliance were to lead to a death from carbon monoxide poisoning, the landlord could be charged with manslaughter.

If you are a landlord and have gas appliances that require gas safety certificates call WGS now for advice and information.

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