Understanding a Gas Safety Record

A Gas Safety Record is what a Gas Safe registered engineer uses to make note of gas fittings and appliances in a property and check whether they are safe to use under correct standards. This information may also indicate when an appliances next needs to be serviced. The engineer would have to carry out checks, including:

  • Flues or chimneys to make sure combustion products are removed to the outside
  • Supply of fresh air, so gas burns properly
  • The appliances burning the gas properly
  • Checking gas safety devices are working properly and shutting the appliance off if a fault occurs

The difference between a gas safety check and a service is that a service includes a thorough clean of the appliance, as well as checks. A copy of the Gas Safety Record must be provided by landlords to give to their tenants within 28 days of the check and must be updated every 12 months. The record of gas safety checks is more commonly referred to as a Gas Safety certificate, or CP12. As a minimum, a Gas Safety Record must contain the following information:

  • Description of the location of each appliance or flue
  • Name, registration number and signature of the engineer carrying out the job
  • Date of the check
  • Address of the property
  • Name and address of the landlord (if applicable)
  • Any defects or faults found and next steps to rectify the problems
  • A statement confirming the check was completed under regulations

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