Gas Safety

Gas Safety Checks


How long does it take and why is it important?


The gas safety check takes up to an hour and it is important as it will detect the levels of carbon monoxide and if this is released inside of the home it becomes a serious health risk which can be fatal if left undetected.


What is a gas safety check?


A gas safety check involves the gas safe registered heating engineer assessing the safety of your appliances and checking that the system is working as it should. 


How often should a gas check be carried out?


A gas check should be carried out every 12 months and as a landlord, CDHA has a duty of care to our tenants to make their properties gas safe by obtaining a gas safety certificate (CP12) every 12 months. This is enforced by law under the Gas Safety (installation & use) Regulations 1998.


What happens if the engineer finds a fault?

Occasionally, a fault may be found by the gas safety engineer and they will issue a notice and possibly switch off the appliance. This is done to ensure your safety until the appliance can be made safe. The gas safety engineer will explain and record the faults identified. The engineer will contact our office to arrange a follow-up visit. It is illegal for anyone other than a gas safe registered engineer to remove these notices.


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