Commercial Gas Safety Certificates Explained
When it comes to running any business, some specific rules and regulations need to be followed.
Failure to follow those rules could negatively affect your business, but nothing that could potentially see you end up in prison.
However, if your business utilises any gas appliances, you are duty-bound by law to have a commercial gas certificate.
Failure to do so could result in prosecution by the authorities leading to a substantial fine and potentially a prison sentence.
Why Does A Business Need A Commercial Gas Safety Certificate?
Gas appliances are convenient, reliable, and very popular, particularly within the food and restaurant industries. Unfortunately, gas appliances also come with some inherent risks, which can be minimised with proper installation and safety checks. Those risks include explosions and fires, which could potentially be catastrophic.
That is why the government introduced regulations pertaining to gas safety certificates, as in order to obtain an official gas safety certificate, the relevant checks must be completed to ensure that your gas appliances are functioning safely.
The biggest problem with gas is that it is colourless and odourless, which means that it is entirely possible for there to be a gas leak or problem without your employees even being aware of the problem.
What Is A Gas Safety Certificate?
A Gas Safety Certificate (which may also be referred to as a CP12) is an official document that provides the holder with proof that a fully qualified engineer has checked their gas appliances. The law states that all landlords and owners of commercial properties must have their appliances professionally inspected every 12 months.
How Does A Business Get A Gas Safety Certificate?
Obtaining a Gas Safety Certificate is relatively simple; all that is required is to book an inspection from a Gas Safe registered engineer. All of the engineers at More Heat are registered and qualified to perform the required testing. Although an engineer can hold the gas safe qualification, it is critical that they are on the gas safe register. Otherwise, any certificate issued will be null and void. As a customer, always ask to see the engineer’s Gas Safe ID Card.
A valid card will have a personal license number, as well as start and end dates, the name of the company they work for, and a photograph of the engineer. On the back of every card is a list of qualifications that the engineer holds. If an engineer turns up to complete the work and is not in possession of their Gas Safe ID card, do not let them complete any of the work of testing as you have no proof that they are qualified to complete the job.
Book Your Gas Safety Certificate Inspection Today
If you have read this article, you realise that you need a gas safety certificate and want to book an appointment, then simply call us today on 01803 605 509. We will make every attempt to book an appointment as early as possible.