- Install safely
- Always get a licensed gas worker (usually a gasfitter or certifying gasfitter) to install your gas appliances or alter your gas supply.
- A licensed gas worker will ensure that your gas appliance or installation is connected correctly, has adequate ventilation, is appropriately flued and is in good working order.
Certificate of Compliance
If you have recently been connected to gas or have had a new gas appliance installed, you should have been provided with a gas installation certificate of compliance by a licenced Certifying Gasfitter.
The certificate of compliance is a legal requirement. It gives details of the work carried out and indicates that the appliance or gas installation has been tested and is safe to use.
Exemptions on certification
While gas work on small (< 15 kg cylinder capacity) LPG systems is required to be done by licensed workers, such work does not require certification.
Other exemptions from certification include the “like for like” replacement of appliances and the replacement of instrumentation fittings such as pressure gauges.
You can request a Certificate of Compliance from the gas worker or company that carried out the work. The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board online register lists all certificates lodged with them.
Consumers, home owners, landlords and tenants are responsible for ensuring the safe operation or maintenance of their gas appliances and equipment.
To ensure the safety and efficiency of your gas appliance get it checked regularly, always by an authorised and competent person:
- Flame effect heaters and LPG cabinet heaters should be serviced annually.
- Other types of space heaters and water heaters should be serviced at least every two years.
- Whenever a licensed gas worker is working in your home, get them to check that your gas appliances and installation are safe.
- Consider replacing old appliances.
- Avoid buying second-hand appliances.
- If ventilation inlets are blocked or restricted, or if a gas appliance is faulty or has not been adequately maintained, it can operate poorly, leak gas and catch fire, or possibly produce carbon monoxide, which can be fatal.
LPG service agents
A list of all current LPG service agents is available for download through the LPG Association’s website