Gas Safety Testing

Often referred to as; Landlord GAS Safety Certificate, Domestic Gas Report, Gas Safety Report, a Periodic Gas Report, or a Commercial gas Safety Inspection. 

 

It is similar to an MOT for your Gas appliances & overall Gas system.

 

At AIM Engineering London Limited we can provide you with Gas Safety Certificates for both commercial and domestic properties.

 

As a legal requirement within the U.K. Gas testing may be required more regularly than on an annual basis. 

Contact us for more information on your requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Domestic - Gas Safety

Do I need a Gas Safety Test for my own Home?


You’re not legally required to have a Gas Safety Record. Although we do strongly recommend you still get all your gas appliances checked and serviced every year by a Gas Safe registered engineer, for their continued safer use. You will also have an opportunity to ask your engineer regarding planned works within your home and any updates to your system if applicable. He’ll also give you documents to show you’ve had a gas safety check or any other work done, if in future you plan to sell your home.




What does it involve?


Periodic test and inspection requires a series of visual inspections and electronic tests to be performed to establish the safety and suitability of your electrical system. If performed correctly, you can expect that each electrical circuit within your workplace will have to be de-energised for a period of 15 minutes whilst the Engineer injects test signals into the cables and protective devices to ensure their integrity and carries out a thorough visual inspection of the Installation. This type of work will require the main supply to be isolated and with careful planning can be done with little disruption to your business. Alternatively, this work can be carried out whilst your workplace is empty, such as nights, weekends or holiday periods.




Who can carry out the work?


Only a Gas Safe registered engineer who is competent should carry out any gas related work.




What could happen if I dont carry out FIxed Wire Testing?


There are many reasons not to do periodic electrical test and inspection such as cost, inconvenience, or lack of knowledge. However none of these reasons will be accepted as a defence in the event that an accident or fire occurs. Aside from the threat of prosecution in the event of injury or death, surely the safety of your colleagues, employees, patients or belongings are reason enough to test and inspect electrical systems.




Do I need Gas safety Test as a Landlord?


You must, by law, have a gas safety check every year. This must be done on all gas appliances and installations owned by you in each of your properties. This is a requirement of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. But if an appliance, eg a cooker, is owned by the tenant, the landlord is not legally responsible for having it checked. The engineer will provide the landlord with a Gas Safety Record (previously known as a certificate or a CP12). The record will show: - A description of each appliance tested - Results of the safety checks carried out on each appliance - Any safety issues identified during the checks - Any action or work needed to ensure safety - Details of the engineer who did the checks, their signature and the date of the check - Details of the landlord and the property





Commercial - Gas Safety

What does it involve?


Periodic test and inspection requires a series of visual inspections and electronic tests to be performed to establish the safety and suitability of your electrical system. If performed correctly, you can expect that each electrical circuit within your workplace will have to be de-energised for a period of 15 minutes whilst the Engineer injects test signals into the cables and protective devices to ensure their integrity and carries out a thorough visual inspection of the Installation. This type of work will require the main supply to be isolated and with careful planning can be done with little disruption to your business. Alternatively, this work can be carried out whilst your workplace is empty, such as nights, weekends or holiday periods.




Who can carry out the work?


Only a Gas Safe registered engineer who is competent should carry out any gas related work.





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