Compliance certificates

Property Registration

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, Regulation 17(3) of the Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009 require owners of buildings to hold a certificate of compliance in respect of all gas installations.

Inspection will be undertaken and if required, remedial work carried out to ensure the installation is compliant before a certificate is issued.

 

 

Home owner's Insurance

Compliance certificates are required by your Insurance company

It is important  from a safety perspective, as well as a legal and claims aspect, that the gas installer is properly licensed and registered, as failure to do so could result in a claim being repudiated, and / or the installation not being compliant according to regulations.

Inspections will be carried out and if required, remedial work carried out to ensure the installation is compliant before a certificate is issued.

 

Is your Gas installation legal? See our diagram below

Gas bottles must be:

More than 1 metre sideways from all doors and windows;

More than 2 metres from all drains and all air vents;

More than 3 metres below windows (unless a non-combustible roof is installed);

More than 3 metres from your property boundary wall - unless it is a fire wall

More than 5 metres sideways away from all  motors, electrical points and or switches

More than 1.5 metres from a light point, above a gas bottle.

Other installation rules:

Only class 1 or 2 copper pipes, or other approved gas piping (not plumber's pipe), may be used.

Copper pipes going through a wall must be sleeved properly

Approved flexible gas hose may not be more than two meters long and may not go through any partition (including wood, dry wall, cupboard partitions etc);

 

 

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