A gas safety check is primarily designed to inspect any gas appliances including boilers, cookers, and fires (permanent or portable) to ensure they are working correctly and safely.
How It Works
Any household that has gas appliances should have an annual gas safety check by a gas safe registered engineer. It should be noted that a gas safety inspection is NOT an alternative to service and appliances should also be serviced annually to make sure they are running efficiently and safely. If you have an annual service, this will include an annual safety check so you don’t need to do both.
Unlike a gas service which will involve a more in-depth inspection of gas appliances, pipework, vents and flues, a gas safety check is designed to check the following:
The appliance is operating at the correct operating pressure.
There is an adequate air supply to the appliance and that it is burning gas correctly.
That flues and chimneys are clear and enable the appliance to emit gases and fumes safely to the outside.
That all safety devices on the appliance such as cut out devices are working correctly.
Failure to have your gas appliances inspected regularly may lead to harmful gases such as carbon monoxide escaping into your home. See more information about carbon monoxide poisoning here.