For some homeowners and tenants, it’s even more important than usual to make sure you’re up-to-date on whether your gas appliance or flue is working safely.

That’s because certain groups and individuals are legally required to have a certificate declaring as much. Amongst our experienced technicians, we have Gas Safe registered engineers who can carry out the checks you need and help you end up with the gas safety certificate.

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Who Needs a Gas Safety Certificate?

Not everyone needs a gas safety certificate. The HSE makes it clear who it’s required for:

Landlords, housing associations, local authorities, businesses in the hospitality industry, hostels, colleges and boarding schools are included.

These entities have a legal obligation to have a gas safety check every twelve months.

For the average homeowner, it’s not legally required. However, it is recommended. For one, you get peace of mind and your gas safety inspection can come with the annual maintenance that every heating system should get in order to preserve their functionality and efficiency.

Home insurance companies might also be interested in whether you can attest to the safety of your heating, as well. If you are a member of the required certificate holders, like a landlord, then failing to have an annual check is a criminal offence and can lead to a prosecution by the HSE.

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Gas Safety Inspections in Kent

Whether you want to avoid prosecution and legal charges or you just want to be doubly assured that your home is safe from threats like carbon monoxide leaks, risks of fire and even explosions, it’s a good idea to know what you should expect to see on a Gas Safety Certificate.

Our engineers will provide you with details on what appliances you have and where, any defects they’ve spotted and exactly what work they’ve done to fix it and the results of the safety checks they carry out.

Their name, registration number and signature go on the gas certificate as well. Our engineers fully understand their responsibility to ensure a thorough gas safety check has been carried out and that you don’t have any hoops to jump through in order to end up with an updated certificate

Gas Safety Certificate – What it Covers

When we carry out a gas safety check, we make sure it’s comprehensive. This means looking at all boilers, cookers, gas fires and flues.

We thoroughly analyse the exhaust gases that these appliances produce and ensure that all appliances are burning gas in the safest and most effective manner.

We also look at the condition of the appliance, including looking at the cleanliness and condition of parts like the gaskets, seals and heat exchangers, amongst much more.

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Only engineers that have been Gas Safe certified are qualified and legally allowed to carry out the checks that get you your Gas Safety Certificate.

Before agreeing to any services, make sure you confirm they have those qualifications. Here at BDS, we have a certified engineer ready to be at your home when you need them and can help remind you every year when you need your certificate renewed.

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