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Domestic Gas - March 2017

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Domestic gas eBulletin


Welcome to the HSE Domestic gas eBulletin

A wide range of information can be found on the Domestic Gas Health and Safety website.  It includes useful information for both landlords and tenants as well as others.  This bulletin provides additional information relating to the topic.

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Do you find this eBulletin useful? … Are there any items or information that you'd like to see in future? … Please feel free to provide feedback or ideas by emailing:  Gas.Enquiries@hse.gov.uk.

Reporting gas-related incidents

HSE news

Gas Safe Register Retender

The current Gas Safe Register service concession agreement expires on 31 March 2019.

The Official Journal of the EU(OJEU) PIN Notice can be viewed at:
http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:85225-2017:TEXT:EN:HTML. This notice serves to alert the market to HSE's intention to go to open tender for the next Gas Safe Register service concession agreement.  It also provides additional information about the e-Tendering portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse/aspx/Home.

HSE is holding an information day on 17 May 2017, in Liverpool, for potential bidders. If you are interested in bidding and would like to attend, please ensure that you formally register through the e-Tendering portal to secure your place at the event.

All enquiries about the tender should be addressed to HSE's procurement team via the portal.

Gas Safe Register news

Five million could be at risk from illegal gas work

Trust the triangle

New research from Gas Safe Register has revealed that almost five million people across the UK are putting themselves at risk by employing engineers who aren't Gas Safe registered.

Unsafe gas work can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and deadly carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – and gas consumers are significantly increasing the chances of exposing themselves to such occurrences by choosing the illegal option over a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer. 65% of jobs inspected by the Register's illegal investigations team were found to be unsafe, with a concerning 1 in 5 so dangerous they had to be immediately disconnected.


Gas Safe Register's findings also show that nearly one in five people (19%) who employed a tradesperson to carry out gas work in their home did not check their ID card or qualifications. In response to this, Gas Safe Register are encouraging people to 'Trust the Triangle' and ensure their engineer is registered and qualified to carry out the work, by asking to see the Gas Safe ID card.

Consumer rights champion Matt Allwright commented: 'Gas Safe Register's data demonstrates that too many people are letting illegal gas fitters into their homes and putting their families at risk. It is vital that people don't just trust a friendly face but make sure fitters are Gas Safe registered and qualified to work in their property, as the consequences of an unsafe gas appliance can be fatal.'

You can read the full news story and find out more about gas safety by visiting the Gas Safe Register website GasSafeRegister.co.uk.


HSE gas-related press releases

Here are the details of HSE's published gas-related prosecutions from December 2016 to February 2017

Guilty: A Northamptonshire building firm constructed a shelter around a flue at a childminder's home.

Guilty: A Hampshire gas fitter pretended to be registered and left a boiler "at risk".

Guilty: A Buckinghamshire man continued to work on gas appliances while unregistered despite have been warned previously.

Contact HSE

Gas Safety Advice Line - Call 0800 300 363 or visit Gas safety contacts and information sources

Report an accident - Visit RIDDOR

Report - no landlords' gas safety record



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