Issuing your Gas Safety Certificate
A qualified Gas Cooker Installation engineer always is responsible for Issuing your Gas Safety Certificate after testing newly fitted appliances for safety purposes and to make sure that they will work effectively. It is crucial to remember that Gas Safe is the sole gas safety register in the UK, as of 1st April 2009 having replaced CORGI, and the Gas Safety Certificate is only ever issued by the Gas Safe registered engineer or technician. In order to be able to claim home insurance at a later date, the Gas Safety Certificate would be proof that a professional carried out the appropriate services. If an appliance does not match safety regulations or does not work safely, it would be disconnected with a warning notice being delivered, followed by a Gas Safety Certificate (CP12) not being issued. The defect would then have to be dealt with before the Safety Certificate can be processed.
Issuing your Gas Safety Certificate will include a description of the gas appliances and their location, address of the property and name of landlord, registration details of the engineer and their signature; and date of inspection. The Gas Safety Certificate also particularly identifies any defects to gas appliances and any action taken or requirement to fix them.
Gas Certificates are valid for 12 months from the date they are issued and cover all gas pipe work, as well as appliances being fully checked. Since 1996, landlords are expected to hand over a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate (CP12) to their tenants, either before tenancy begins or within 28 days of the completion of a gas cooker installation. This would be to guarantee tenants that appliances are not faulty and wouldn’t increase the danger of gas leaks. Additionally, landlords should carry out annual checks to maintain safety standards.
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