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Responsibilities as a commercial landlords.
By law, under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it's your responsibility to get a Gas Safety Certificate every twelve months. You must get this from a Gas Safe Registered engineer for all pipe work, gas appliances and flues installed at your property.
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GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATE EXPLAINED
The official name for gas certificates is the ‘Landlord Gas Safety Record’ and you might also hear it called a ‘CP12’ form
Gas inspections mean you can rest assured that gas appliances like boilers, gas fires, ovens and hobs – plus their associated ventilation systems – are working safely.
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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.
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CO ALARM - CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
New guidance issued by the Scottish Government says that, from 1st December 2015, all privately rented properties with fuel-burning appliances have to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors and alarms.
More information is available from the gassaferegister.