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Being Aware of Gas Safety

If it is treated properly, Gas is a safe and efficient source of power for heating and cooking.
Treated wrongly, however, Gas can be a killer.

We have all seen the news stories about gas explosions over the years and more recently, there has been extensive publicity about deaths caused by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

As your Landlord, we have responsibilities under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.  We take these responsibilities very seriously.

You, however, as the tenant are the one using the gas supply and appliances in the house.  You also have responsibilities to protect yourself, your family, your home and your neighbours.

Problems with access may lead to legal action to allow the annual servicing to be completed.

The responsibilities of both parties are set out below.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS LANDLORD
  • Before we let any house with a gas supply, we will have a full Gas Safety Check carried out.
  • We will arrange annual service checks of all gas appliances we provide e.g. boilers etc.
  • All houses with a gas supply with only tenant owned gas appliances such as cookers will receive an annual soundness test on the safety of the gas supply.
  • We will only use properly qualified GAS SAFE Registered Contractors.
  • Any defects identified at the Annual Service Checks will be rectified as quickly as possible.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS TENANTS

In return, we expect you as responsible tenants to;

  • Make prompt arrangements to allow our Contractors access to carry out the necessary servicing and safety checks. Failure to do so may result in legal action against you.
  • Apply for written permission before you install a gas cooker, feature fire or other gas appliance.
  • Not allow anyone who is not a GAS SAFE Registered Contractor to do any work to gas appliances in your house.
  • Ensure that any installations of your own gas appliances are brought up to standard when requested e.g. by fitting Stability Brackets to cookers.
  • Notify us when you want to arrange a gas supply and meter in order that we can arrange soundness checks to ensure the pipework is safe.

REMEMBER – GAS CAN BE DANGEROUS - IF YOU SMELL GAS:-

  • PUT OUT NAKED FLAMES
  • DO NOT USE ELECTRIC SWITCHES
  • SWITCH OFF ALL GAS APPLIANCES
  • TURN OFF THE PILOT LIGHT AND THE MAIN GAS SUPPLY
  • DON’T SMOKE
  • PHONE NATIONAL GAS EMERGENCY SERVICE FREE ON 0800 111 999 – WITHOUT DELAY
     

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