Gas Safety

Business operators have a responsibility to ensure that all equipment is maintained and inspected by a competent engineer who is registered with the Gas Safe Register.


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Regulation 35 of Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR), requires employers to ensure that gas appliances, flues, pipe work and safety devices are maintained in a safe condition. They should be inspected by a competent person in accordance with current industry practice. Periods between inspections may vary depending on the equipment and its use. All equipment should follow manufacturer's recommendations. As a general rule, annual inspections will be a reasonable minimum frequency.

Restaurant operators should ensure that maintenance works and inspections are carried out by a Registered Gas Safety Engineer who is qualified and authorised to work on catering equipment. They should obtain a satisfactory certificate and keep it on file for inspection by an environmental health officer.

More detailed information can be found from the Health and Safety Executive website.

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Last Updated: 21/01/2019

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