Gas in the Home
Your gas installation and equipment should be checked regularly by a registered gas engineer who can look for leaks, excessive carbon monoxide and other problems.
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 require employers to to maintain gas appliances and associated pipe work in a safe condition. Appliances must be checked at least once a year and a record of the inspection (date of inspection, defects identified and any repairs made) must be kept.
Keep your record of inspection available so that inspectors can view it when they visit.
CORGI who ensure competent standards for all gas fitters can be contacted on 01256 372 300. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have a gas safety advice line on 0800 300 363.
If you think there is a gas leak or any other gas emergency please telephone Transco Gas immediately on 0800 111 999.
Certain types of equipment such as steam boilers, gas fires, catering "stills" etc. need a regular check by a competent engineer every year or so. Some items must be certified following inspection. These are often arranged through your insurance company.
Compressors / pressure vessels
Air compressors and pressurised systems need to be inspected by a competent person at appropriate intervals. (Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 and Pressure Safety Systems Regulations 2000)