surveyors/solicitors will advise client's to have the gas installation
tested prior to the purchase of a property.
gas engineers carry out gas safety inspections and certification for
home owners and prospective purchasers.
procedure and report is in the same statutory form as is used for
landlord's reports and includes inspection of all gas appliances, meter
and visible pipework to confirm compliance with regulations and safe
The Safety inspection
the date the
appliance or flue was examined and the address where the appliance
prospective purchasers details (name and address)
location of the appliances and/or flue.
recognition of and
recording of any defects
the name and
signature of the gas operative and the CORGI registration number of
the engineer of their employer.
The following checks will
be carried out to ensure the appliance is safe to use:
pressure or heat input, or where necessary both
correct operation of
ventilation is available where required
visual examination of
the flue system
results of a flue flow test
results of a spillage test
termination is satisfactory
the appliance is safe
On completion of the
above safety checks the gas operative will accurately record the findings on the Landlord/Homeowner Gas Safety Record.
certificate is a useful tool for sellers as it removes doubt from
the prospective purchaser as to the suitability of the gas installation
for continued use.