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Gas Safety Week 2021: Landlords' responsibilities for gas safety

01 Sep 2021

BHE is supporting Gas Safe Register's Gas Safety Week 2021. Landlords play a crucial role in ensuring gas safety, protecting tenants through regular Gas Safety Checks carried out by professional gas engineers such as BHE's team.

Landlords' legal responsibilities during Gas Safety Week 2021: staying gas safe with BHE Services

Landlords' legal responsibilities during Gas Safety Week 2021: staying gas safe with BHE Services

Landlords' legal responsibilities for gas safety - book your annual Gas Safety Check with Bolton's BHE

BHE is proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2021, taking place 13 – 19 September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.  

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly with no warning, as you cannot see it, taste it or smell it.  

Landlords' gas safety responsibilities & carrying out an annual Gas Safety Check

Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords must make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer to ensure their tenants and wider communities stay safe.

BHE regularly undertakes annual Gas Safety Checks for landlords, letting agents and housing providers across Bolton, Wigan, Bury, Leigh, Lancaster, Chorley, Morecambe and South Lakes. Every Gas Safety Check with BHE is carried out by a fully qualified, trained and accredited Gas Safe Registered engineer, and landlords can also choose from our HomeGuard boiler service plans to make sure no Gas Safety Check is ever missed.

Book your annual landlords' Gas Safety Check with BHE today!

If you’re a landlord, you are legally obliged to make sure:

  1. Gas pipework, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.
     
  2. All gas appliances and flues provided for tenants’ use have an annual safety check. Your tenants can report you to the HSE if you don’t provide one, so it’s important to remember! You can set a free email and/or text reminder so you don’t forget by visiting StayGasSafe.co.uk.
     
  3. A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.
     
  4. You keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record until two further checks have taken place.
     
  5. Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer. BHE will only ever carry out landlords' Gas Safety Checks using fully trained, qualified and Gas Safe Registered engineers.
     
  6. All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.

Before any gas work is carried out always check the engineer is qualified to carry out the work that needs doing e.g. natural gas, domestic boiler. You can find this information on the Gas Safe Register website or by checking the back of the engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Encourage your tenants to also check the card when the engineer arrives at the property.

Check out Gas Safe Register's guide to carbon monoxide, what can cause a leak and the physical effects of carbon monoxide.

Contact BHE for gas safety advice & to book a landlord's Gas Safety Check

For gas safety advice or to book a landlord's Gas Safety Check, call BHE on 01204 450450 or visit the website.

Visit the Gas Safe Register website at GasSafeRegister.co.uk, or you can also call the Gas Safe Register's free helpline on 0800 408 5500.

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