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Domestic Gas December 2017

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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 help for both landlords and tenants as well as others.  This bulletin provides additional information relating to the topic.

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Reporting gas-related incidents


Undertaking gas work – alternative requirements applicable to Service Layer Engineers (SLEs) for disconnection activity in GB

HSE met with industry on 19 December to agree new arrangements, with immediate effect, that will apply to Service Layer Engineers (SLEs) who undertake specific meter disconnection work on low pressure installations up to and including 75 mbar and a maximum meter capacity of 6 cubic metres/hr.  They are permitted to isolate and disconnect the meter, and cap the internal gas supply in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

Such SLEs must:

  • be employed by a Gas Safe Registered company that:

              -  is a Gas Distribution Network (GDN),

              -  is an Independent Gas Transporter (IGT), or

              -  are contractors of GDNs or IGTs;

  •  be suitably qualified through pre-requisite training consisting of:   

              -  Network Construction Operations Level 2 (NCO2), or

              -  Gas Network Team Leader Level 2 (Trailblazer), or

              -  Gas Network Operations Level 2 (GNO2), and

              -  completing Unit 219 of the NCO scheme; and

  •  be listed on the EU Skills list of SLEs qualified to carry out this activity; and
  • only undertake activity in connection with disconnection and removal of a meter up to and including a maximum meter capacity of 6 cubic metres/hr, operating at low pressure (up to and including 75 mbar).

Decade review of the UK gas industry

The Decade Review is an independent record of how the UK's gas industry has changed and advanced during the past 10 years, and the challenges ahead – from the perspective of those who work with it.

Gas Safe Register commissioned the Decade Review to give a voice to the entire industry, from the many sole traders to the training bodies and manufacturers and the big energy companies. To ensure impartiality, the Register instructed award-winning research firm Accent to conduct the review independently.

The Decade Review was published in November 2017.


Gas Safe Register news

Gas Safe Register reveals the top 10 unsafe cities in the UK

Edinburgh tops the list of UK's unsafe gas hotspots, as 40% of gas appliances inspected by Gas Safe Register were found to be unsafe. Take a look at the top 10 unsafe cities.

top ten unsafe cities for gas appliances

In fact, an average of one in six boilers, cookers and fires investigated across the nation were found to be unsafe. You can find out how safe your area is by entering your postcode at StayGasSafe.co.uk, and with the New Year nearly upon us it's a great time to set yourself a reminder for your annual safety check.

Gas Safety Week 2017

The figures are in and Gas Safety Week 2017 has been the most successful to date, with over 7,800 supporters coming together to generate over 282 million opportunities to see gas safety messages. Take a look at the report for a roundup of what happened this year. 

 


HSE gas-related press releases

Here are the details of HSE's gas-related prosecutions from November 2017 to December 2017.

Guilty: A Pontyclun gas fitter put a family at risk when he carried out gas work classed as immediately dangerous.

Guilty: A Devon landlord failed to supply a gas safety record.

Guilty: A builder and a plumber from Cornwall arranged, undertook and commissioned gas work illegally.  False documentation was also used.

Guilty: A Greater Manchester gas fitter carried out work while not registered and used false documentation in relation to it.


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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