Gas Safety Certificates – Commercial & Catering Gas Testing

Why and when will I need a Gas Safety Certificate?

If you have any gas boilers or gas appliances installed in your premises and especially if you are a landlord letting out a property; it is a legal requirement under the Gas Safety Regulations 1998 and Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (GSIUR) to have certification to prove that your gas installation and appliances are safe.

Why is there a requirement for Gas Safety Testing?

This is also a legal requirement for all employers under HASAWA (The Health and Commercial Landlords, Commercial Property owners and Employers -
This is a legal requirement for all employers under HASAWA (The Health and Safety at Work Act 1994). You may face prosecution if your installations fail and cause injury or death, especially if remedial works have not been carried out after appliances / the installation, has been tested, inspected, condemned and, or isolated.

Earthloop specialise in the gas safety testing of larger commercial, catering kitchen and gas heating systems. These appliances must not only be installed correctly in the first place but must be periodically inspected and have a full gas safety test to ensure correct, isolation of the gas supply service and operation of the appliances such that there is no risk of injury to anyone.

All landlords who have gas appliances in their properties also need a Gas Safety Certificate in place. This is to make sure that carbon monoxide is not being released in to the building and that the appliances are burning correctly and not producing harmful gases detrimental to health and the environment. The checks also ensure that any ventilation routes are clear, allow adequate combustion air for efficient operation and that all the gas safety shut off devices are working correctly.

Servicing of gas appliances
As well as ensuring that you hold the correct gas certification for all your appliances they should be serviced regularly by a registered gas engineer to ensure correct operation. This is usually annually. This will ensure that the gas inspection and certification can always be completed swiftly without the need for extra works and expense. Earthloop can offer you this service at a competitive rate carried out at the same time.

What should I do if I think I have a gas safety problem?

Lack of, or poor ventilation and incorrectly gas interlocked extract systems in kitchens that do not meet the gas safety regulations can be a silent danger putting employees at in danger from fire and asphyxiation. As can inadequate ventilation and flue arrangements in boiler enclosures. If you are unsure whether installation complies, you do not have a valid gas safety certificate for your service or appliances, or they do not seem to be operating correctly, you can call us for free advice. We can carry out a free survey to identify problems and the costs involved to put things right in order of priority, at the right price for you and issue the necessary certification. Wherever possible we will ensure minimum disruption to your business in terms of disconnection of vital gas supplies, heating, hot water or catering appliances. Once everything has been put right by our qualified engineers, we will issue satisfactory certificates to show that your installation is now compliant. All problems are solvable and most failures can be remedied very quickly and easily in order to issue a fully compliant certificate for the appliance after the work is done.

Check out our FAQ page for more information on what you need to do or call us today for advice and to book a test for your gas appliances.

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How much will a commercial gas safety certificate cost?

The inspection and certification cost will vary dependent upon the number of boilers / appliances that you require testing and this will need to be quoted for different types of installations from 50kW upwards. Please call our team or fill in the form for as prompt competitive quotation for your gas certification and servicing.

Gas Fired Heating Installation Services

We work with a number of builders and main contractors to assist in multidiscipline installation and refurbishment contracts for clients with commercial and industrial buildings and gas installations. This often involves the installation, alteration and extension of gas fired LPHW heating systems which provide heating via radiators, fan coil units or direct gas fired heating systems.

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