The expert plumbing franchise recently shared a blog to the Metro Plumb site focused on the ins and outs of gas safety and Gas Safety Certificates.
Metro Plumb is, as you would imagine, extremely knowledgeable when it comes to all things pipes - and this includes gas pipes. In the words of the plumbing franchise in this recent blog, “Any gas appliances in your home or in properties you own should be regularly checked and maintained to keep the people using them safe and comfortable. When you hire an engineer to complete a gas safety check – which should be undertaken annually – they should provide you with official documentation of the work carried out at your property – this is a Gas Safety Certificate or Gas Safety Record.”
As Metro Plumb explained it, whether or not you’re legally required to receive a record depends on whether you’re a homeowner or a landlord. If you own your own property, there’s no legal requirement to have a Gas Safety Record (though it’s still recommended). But as a landlord? You have a duty of care to your tenants, and you are “required by law to ensure that gas appliances, flues and pipework are checked and deemed safe by a Gas Safe Registered engineer at least every 12 months”, meaning you should always have an up-to-date Gas Safety Record - for every property you rent, and at all times. This Record should include:
- “A description and location of each appliance or flue that was checked”
- “The name, registration number and signature of the engineer who made the checks”
- “The date the checks were carried out”
- “The address of the property where the appliances are installed”
- “Information on any safety defects and actions needed or taken to fix them”
- “The results of all operational safety checks carried out on the appliances”
Metro Plumb also detailed that the contents of the gas safety documentation you receive will depend on the type of work completed. There are two different types of gas safety check - an appliance safety check and a gas installation safety check. To find out more about gas safety, visit Metro Plumb’s website. To find out more about a potential franchise investment with the expert plumbing company, visit Metro Plumb’s Point Franchise profile page. You’ll find it linked above.
Lily Sweeney, Point Franchise ©