Gas safety records

GAS SAFETY RECORDS

After a gas engineer has fitted, safety checked or serviced your gas appliance they may leave you with a report which explains what checks they have completed.

 

The gas safety record tells you that the gas appliance or gas fitting has been checked to see if it is working safely and meets the correct safety standards.

 

This report may also tell you when you next need to service the appliance.

 

Flues, chimneys and air vents

Flues, chimneys and air vents play a vital role in the safe operating of gas appliances. Flues and chimneys allow products of combustion to escape from your home. Air vents ensure there is a good supply of air to appliances.

 

Never block these airways to prevent a draft. Blocking ventilation is dangerous and could result in carbon monoxide building up in your home.

 

Have chimneys checked every year, to make sure there are no blockages and fumes can escape freely. The Gas Safe registered engineer will check for bird’s nests, leaves and other natural debris that could be blocking the exit.