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Do I need a Gas Safety Record?

Gas safety records are issued following a gas safety check.  These annual inspections are an important way of checking whether a gas appliance/flue is working safely. Only a Gas Safe registered engineer can carry out these checks.

ESC-Gas Record

The HSE has set out very clear and helpful guidelines on exactly who requires a gas safety record.  Whether you’re a landlord, student, tenant or homeowner it’s important to know what is required when it comes to gas safety.

The HSE confirm gas safety checks are needed by :

  • Landlords
  • Housing associations
  • Local authorities
  • Hotels and B&Bs
  • Colleges
  • Boarding schools
  • Hostels

Landlords & Letting Agents :

Landlords are under a legal obligation to ensure a gas safety check is carried out every 12 months.  If a letting agent manages a property then they might manage and arrange a gas safety check.  Either way the law requires a gas safety check takes place every 12 months and only by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Tenants & Students :

If you are a tenant or student then your landlord has a legal obligation to ensure a gas safety check takes place every 12 months.  Your landlord must provide you with a copy of the record before you move into the property.  If you’re already living in the property then the landlord must provide a copy of the record within 28 days of the check taking place.

Homeowners :

Whilst there is no legal obligation for homeowners to have a gas safety check, it is strongly advised to have one.   A regular gas safety check becomes good practice for ensuring your gas appliances are safe and working correctly.

More Information :

If you are unsure about your rights or obligations then contact the HSE directly or visit their website

Please note gas safety checks can only be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.  Please use the Gas Safe website to find your nearest registered engineer.

About Easy Safety Cert :

We provide Gas Safe registered engineers with a mobile app for completing gas safety checks.  As soon as a check is complete the gas safety record is immediately emailed to the landlord or letting agent, a copy can also be emailed to the tenant.  Our system also sets 12 month repeat inspection reminders so the engineer can ensure properties are checked regularly.


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