Gas Safety Week
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and 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 (CO) poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly with no warning, as you cannot see it, taste it, or smell it.
Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords must make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer to ensure their tenants and wider communities stay safe.
If we manage your property, we will keep you up to date with current legislation and send reminders when new certification is due. We will also arrange for LGSR and all required servicing to be carried out as and when required to keep in line with current legislation, providing you and your Tenant with a copy of the up to date certification.
In the past, the requirement for a CO alarm in a property that had a gas appliance was optional. From 1st October 2022, it became a compulsory legal requirement for a CO alarm to be present in every room that has a fixed combustion appliance, excluding gas cookers. This will amend The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. The guidance on both positioning of alarms and type of CO alarm will be reviewed and may be brought in line with BS EN 50291 and BS EN 50292.
We have been working hard to ensure that all managed properties comply in time for this new legislation and will keep you updated as and when further legislation changes occur.