Abbey Boilers technicians are fully qualified to issue a Installation certificate for home owners and landlords in the Horsham, West Sussex, Surrey, Brighton and Hove, and South West London areas.
Gas Installation Certificate:
By law, under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it's your responsibility to get a Gas Safety Certificate every 12 months. This from must be issued by a Gas Safe Registered engineer for all pipe work, gas appliances and flues installed at your property. All of our gas engineers at Abbey Boilers are qualified to provide these certificates.
If you use an agent to manage your property, you need to make sure your contract clearly states who is responsible for carrying out maintenance work on gas appliances on the property.
You must also keep copies of all the paperwork including your Gas Installation Certificates. You'll need to keep a record of the safety inspection for the last two years, and give a copy to all of your tenants within 28 days of the inspection. If your tenants change, the new tenant will need a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate before they move in. If your contract states the agent is responsible for the maintenance of your gas appliances, then the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 are passed on to them.
What you’ll get with a Gas Safety Certificate:
Your gas appliances will be checked for gas tightness.
If test points are available, standing and working pressure will be tested.
Your Gas Safe engineer will check burner pressure and gas rate against the manufacturers data plate.
Checks will be carried out for the provision of all necessary ventilation.
Flue flow will be tested to make sure products of combustion are removed.
All flame failure devices will be checked for satisfactory operation.
Where appropriate checks will be made for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets.
Investigations for any evidence of unsafe operation will be made and reported.
Without completing all of the above checks an appliance can not be issued a Gas Safety Certificate.