Share this page
On this site
Employers and the self employed have a duty to ensure that gas installations, appliances and pipe work are maintained in a safe condition.
Gas Safe Register
Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in GB on 1 April 2009. The HSE carried out a review of gas safety in 2006 which, after consultation with the gas industry, engineers and the public, led to the decision to change to a new gas registration scheme. The contract to run the new scheme was awarded to Capita and we launched Gas Safe Register. The sole focus of the register is on improving gas safety.
The CORGI gas registration scheme in Great Britain and the Isle of Man ended on 31 March 2009. It is no longer recognised by law as the gas safety register.
Gas health and safety law
Gas health and safety law aim to ensures the safe installation, maintenance and use of gas in domestic and business premises.
HSE and local authorities have joint enforcement responsibilities under the The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to aim to prevent injury to consumers and the public from either carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning or fire and explosion.
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 place responsibilities on a wide range of people, particularly:
Gas Safe Register
Gas Safe Register monitors the competency of those businesses and their operatives to undertake gas work safely and to investigate complaints against registered engineers.
Individual gas engineers or gas installation businesses are required to be Gas Safe Registered.
Anyone carrying out work on gas appliances or fittings as part of their business must be competent and a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
Landlords must arrange maintenance by a Gas Safe Registered enginner for all pipework, appliances and flues, which they own and have provided for their tenants use.
Landlords must also arrange for an annual gas safety check to be carried out every 12 months by a Gas Safe Registered enginner.
Landlords must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.
HSE strongly advises that all gas consumers should have their gas appliances serviced regularly for safety by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.