If you use any gas appliances on your premises or have gas heaters and/or boilers in use at flats or houses that you rent out then you must ensure that gas systems are safe and suitable for use.
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 impose duties on users of gas systems, such as being responsible for the annual servicing and inspection of all in-service gas boilers, fires, heaters and any other type of gas burning equipment or appliance. It doesn’t matter of you are a tenant or a landlord, employer or self-employed, if you are responsible for gas appliances, then this applies to you.
If you are the owner, or the person in control of the building, then you will have duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure that heating equipment in common parts of the building is maintained safely.
Whatever the type, location or size of the appliance and systems, it is mandatory to ensure that they are serviced at least annually, or in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Don’t run the risk of operating unsafe systems, non compliance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations is a criminal offence and carries with it the potential for fines and imprisonment.