Obtain a Gas Safety Certificate for your Rented Property

Landlords, letting agents, and property owners need a CP 12 or Gas Safety Certificate every 12 months to ensure the safe and efficient operation of all heat producing gas products in their establishment.

If you own or manage a residential property, the certificate is a requirement by the UK Government. This document will also be provided when a Gas Safe registered engineer installs a gas appliance in your building. This essentially informs the Local Authority that your new product is good to go. Prop Cert’s gas engineers are well trained and qualified to work on different properties and an assortment of gas appliances from various manufacturers. Book our services today.

During the Inspection

A qualified gas engineer is on the Gas Safe register. When they make their inspections, they check the following:

  • Gas tightness in appliances
  • Working pressure and standing of gas appliances
  • Flue flow that ensures the safe removal of products of combustion
  • The safe operation of flame failure products
  • Chimney flow for gas and fume discharge
  • Full system installation safety and gas tightness
  • Adequate ventilation for products
  • Burner pressure and gas rate of appliances
  • Overall condition by checking any unsafe features

The Health and Safety Executive states that a residential property’s permanent and portable gas appliances and flues should be checked annually. Although this does not mean that landlords have the responsibility to have their tenants’ gas appliances checked, the pipes and flues these products are connected to must be inspected and cleared.

After the Inspection

Once the inspection has finished, the Gas Safety Certificate should contain the following information:

  • Each appliance’s or flue’s description including its location
  • Details of the Gas Safe Registered engineer who did the inspection
  • Inspection date
  • Address of the property
  • Details of the landlord or managing letting agent
  • Safety concerns and actions taken
  • Confirmation that inspection has been carried out in accordance with the Gas Safety Regulations 1998

  • Code C1 (\'Danger Present\') - Anybody using the faulty installation is at risk. A repair must be performed as soon as possible. A qualified person must ensure the installation will be safe to use moving forward.
  • Code C2 (\'Potentially Dangerous\') - There is no immediate threat but the damage is likely to pose a threat in the future.
  • Code C3 (\'Improvement Recommended\') –The damage may not present an immediate or potential danger but would result in a significantly safer environment if remedied.

Examples of Code C1 include exposed live wires that are accessible to human touch and conductive parts that have become exposed.

Examples of Code C2 include the absence or a reliable earthing, and when a metallic pipe is used for flammable liquids like gases.

Examples of Code C3 include the absence of a \'Safety Electrical Connection - Do Not Remove\' sign, and socket outlets mounted incorrectly.

The Prop Cert Advantage

Experience is one of the most important qualities when performing these kinds of safety checks. We have a large network of gas engineers whose collective experience offers invaluable insight and reliability. We have been doing this and more since 2010. Our range of services are catered for property owners and managers like you.

Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you meet government mandates and safety regulation requirements.


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