Gas Safety Week is a nationwide initiative to remind us all about
the importance of gas safety and the few, simple steps which we can take to
ensure households, landlords and tenants stay compliant and stay safe.
Gas Safe register has issued the following steps that landlords can take to be
use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and service your appliances.
To find and check an engineer see GasSafeRegister.co.uk
both sides of your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.
Ensure ake sure they are qualified for the work you need doing.
all your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year.
Tenants can receive a copy of the Gas Safety Record their landlord.
aware of the signs of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning –
headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of
gas appliances for warning signs that they are not working properly -
lazy yellow flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks or stains on or
around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
an audible carbon monoxide alarm – be alerted if carbon monoxide
is in your home.
April of this year, gas safety rules relating to annual gas safety checks were
amended, providing landlords greater flexibility when it comes to the timing of
landlords’ annual gas safety checks - landlords can now carry out the annual
gas safety check in the two months preceding the due date and still retain the
existing expiry date.
Remember, Gas Safety is important all year round and
should be a priority to everybody.