The Council are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018 which takes place 17th - 23rd September.
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety to everybody, and in particular to Landlords and Tenants, and highlight the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning, which is a highly poisonous gas. You can't see it, taste i or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
Everybody, house owners, landlords and tenants, has a responsibility to look after and check gas appliances.
If you are a landlord, you are legally obliged to ensure that
- Pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition
- All appliances and flues provided for tenants use have an annual safety check. Why not set a reminder so you don't forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk
- Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register
- All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting
- Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.
- You keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record for 2 years.
Before any gas work is carried out, always check the engineers ID card and ensure that they are qualified for the work you need doing. Encourage your tenants to do the same.
To find and check an engineer go to www.gassaferegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500
Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019