ADDRESS

Unit 12, Commerce Park
Birkenhead, CH41 9HP

Gas servicing

Gas Safety Inspections

 

Ellis and Murray carry out in-depth gas safety inspections. Regular servicing is essential with any gas appliance to ensure it is working efficiently and safely. It can also highlight possible defects with the appliance before it breaks down, often saving you valuable time and inconvenience.

  • All gas appliances should be serviced in compliance with its manufacturers instructions.
  • A serviced appliance is a safe appliance just like an MOT on a car.
  • A regularly serviced and maintained boiler is less likely to break down.

 

As a family run business we are able to offer competitive rates on all gas safety inspections. Call us today for a quote.

 

The Law

 

The current legislation controlling the installation and use of gas is the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 which came into force on 31 October 1998 and place duties mainly on installers, landlords and some gas suppliers. These Regulations aim to prevent injury to consumers and the public from either carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning or fire and explosion.

In particular the Regulations require gas installation businesses

  • to be registered with the Gas Safety Register, which is approved by HSE to maintain a register of gas installation businesses
  • monitor the competency of those businesses and their operatives to undertake gas work safely and to investigate complaints against registered installers

 

All gas fitting operatives are also required to be able to demonstrate they are competent to undertake gas work safely normally by being assessed against nationally accepted standards.

 

Landlords have duties to ensure that the gas appliances and flues they provide for tenants’ use are maintained in a safe condition at all times and checked for safety each year by a Gas Safety registered installer, and a copy of the check record is provided to the tenant.

 

Unlike landlords there is no duty on owner/occupiers of private domestic property to have their gas appliances either maintained or regularly checked for safety. For this reason HSE, other government departments and the Gas Safety Register have over the past few years, spent a considerable amount of money on publicity campaigns advising owner occupiers to take such action.