Who may or may not install, repair and service gas equipment is regulated in the UK to ensure the safety that only quality workmanship, correct tools, equipment and parts, and thorough understanding of the principles and systems can bring.
These regulations (ISBN 0 11 079655 1) are a United Kingdom Statutory Instrument regulating various activities relating to the safety of installations and appliances using Natural gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).The regulations cover various aspects of the supply and use of gas, and qualifications and duties of people invoved with doing so. Provisions of the regulations with which the public is most familiar are:
- the duties of landlords to ensure the safety of gas installations and appliances in rented accommodation, attested by a Landlord's Gas Safety Certificate which must be obtained at least annually and a copy given to tenants.
- the qualifications required of people working on gas installations and appliances.
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