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What is a gas safety certificate?

Every property where there are gas appliances need to be regularly checked by Gas Safe registered engineer. The engineer will certify the property after carrying out some checks/inspection. If the engineer is satisfied with property condition then he will provide you a certificates which looks like

Is it a legal requirement?

By law, it is a legal requirement to have the check completed annually by the gas safe registered engineer. Please see our legislation page for more details.

Which appliances come under this check?

Any appliances run by gas comes under this check, mostly boiler, flues, hob, gas oven, chimneys and gas fire. Landlord required to complete this check even if the gas appliances owned by the tenants.

What is included in safety checks?

This Safety Check Includes:

        • Gas meter visual & leak check,
        • The gas pipework is tested for leaks
        • Appliance operating pressure check
        • Connected flue or chimney check
        • Appliance performance check (ig boiler performance check for heating and hot water check)
        • Hob/cooker combustion analyse
        • Appliance is correctly fitted and connected to the gas pipes
        • Room has adequate air supply– gas needs air to burn properly and cleanly
        • All safety devices are operating as per appliance manufacture guideline.


If you can smell gas or suspect you have a leak

If you think you’ve got a gas leak in your home or can smell gas anywhere outside, leave the house or area and call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.

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What is EICR?

EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Reports. This report explains the safety measures and condition of the electrical wiring in a property. In simple words an overall home electrical safety condition. This report is popularly known as landlord electrical certificate, Periodic Inspection or home electrical condition reports.
The Visual Inspection report will record a number of observations.

Consumer Unit Earthing and bonding
RCD protection Extension leads
SocketsKitchen safety
PlugsBathroom safety
Light fittingsSigns of wear and tear
Light switchesElectrical cables or leads

What will I find in a this report?

An EICR will gives a summary report of your home electrical condition. Qualified & registered electrician will record a number of observations in line with BS 7671. Depending on your electric condition, electrician might recommend improvement. EICR usages some coding against the condition of the installation.

Codes

MeansSuggested ActionReport Outcome

C1

Danger present. Risk of injuryImmediate remedial action required. Unsatisfactory

C2

Potentially dangerous.Urgent remedial action requiredUnsatisfactory

FI

Further investigation Urgent investigation required without delayPossibly unsatisfactory

C3

Improvement recommendedSomething might not comply with the regulations but isn’t dangerousSatisfactory

It is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every ten years (five for privately rented properties) or when there is a change of occupancy in a dwelling.

Is it a legal requirement?

This is recommended to conduct a five yearly electrical installation checks for privately rented properties. British Standard BS 76719 (IET Wiring Regulations) advises that homeowners and landlords are recommended to test their properties once in every five years, or when there is a change of tenancy.

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What is an EPC rating?

EPC stands for Energy Performance Certificate. EPC rating is a measure of the overall property’s energy efficiency. Higher rating means more energy efficient home. This rating calculated based on the amount of energy used per square meter also the level of carbon dioxide emissions.

EPC rating explains

  • property’s energy use and typical energy costs
  • recommendations on reducing the energy costs

Is it a legal requirement?

It is mandatory to have an before you market the property is in the market for sell or rent.
EPC is valid for 10 years. It is mainly required by the buyers or renters to understand how much their energy expenses could be.

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What is PAT testing?

Portable appliance testing (PAT) means testing electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. This test need to complete by a qualified and registered person. A pass or fail sticker are attached to the equipment. It is normally a annual Re-Test Date depending on the surrounding environment.

Is PAT mandatory?

No. Landlord need to ensure that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. Getting these appliances tested with a PAT is a great way to ensure tenant safety.


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A fire risk assessment determine the measures required action to comply with statutory duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations by reducing the level of incidents/accidents relating to fire.

Why do you need a fire risk assessment?

A risk assessment can protect you & your home from any serious fire related damage as well as complying with law.

How to do a fire risk assessment

There are no fixed rules on how a fire risk assessment should be carried out, but there are a few general principles that should be followed. Its measures varies depending on the property. In general, 5 steps can be followed, these are:

  1. Identify the fire hazards
  2. Decide who might be harmed and how
  3. Evaluate the risks and decide on control measures
  4. Record your findings and implement them
  5. Review your assessment and update if necessary

landlord’s responsibilities

Landlord must keep the property tenant lives in safe and free from fire hazards. And that’s where this risk assessment comes important.
As per Govt regulation, landlord need to comply with below for private renting properties-

  • follow safety regulations
  • provide a smoke alarm on each storey and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a solid fuel burning appliance (for example a coal fire or wood burning stove)
  • check you have access to escape routes at all times
  • make sure the furniture and furnishings they supply are fire safe
  • provide fire alarms and extinguishers if the property is a large house in multiple occupation (HMO)

See more details. https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/your-landlords-safety-responsibilities

 


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Boiler Installation

After assessing your property, our Gas Safe Registered engineer will help you to find the right boiler that you need for your home. We are local and can provide you with a fast response service.

We have the professional expertise to find energy-efficient A-rated boiler you and installation services. We are happy to do a “supply & installation” or “labour and fitting” for a boiler installation.

3 easy steps to install your new boiler

  1. Schedule an Appointment for a Survey– Our Gas Safe Registered engineers will survey your current central heating system and let you know the options available for you.
  2. Receive a ‘No Obligation’ Quote – Once our team has finished your survey, we will provide you with a ‘no obligation’ fixed price quote for your new boiler. You have the option to buy your own boiler and we’ll provide you the labour & fitting cost.
  3. Select a Date for Your Installation – Our team can organise a time and date that suits your schedule for your installation to begin. Most of the installation completed within a day unless any structural changes required.

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Update or replace your “Fuse Box” Or “Consumer Unit”

The average cost to replace a consumer unit is between £300 and £500 which includes all labour, materials, testing and certificate. The consumer unit and materials will cost around £100-£125, with the work to install and test taking around half a day assuming there are no problems and then there is also the paperwork to be completed.

This price assumes the replacement of an old fuse box with an RCD consumer unit on a regular 3-bedroom semi-detached house with 10 electrical circuits. The prices include testing and fixing any minor faults (most properties are likely to have at least one minor fault somewhere). The quotes exclude any additional earth bonding that may be required, any separating of circuits or any other substantial wiring work required.

Below are some estimated costs of hiring an electrician to remove an old fuse box, supply & install a new consumer unit and carry out full testing:

NUMBER OF CIRCUITSAVG. COSTDURATION
6£3503-4 hours
10£4504-5 hours
12£5005-6 hours

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Emergency lighting


Emergency lighting is a requirement by law for all non-domestic premises and the common areas of Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs). When an emergency situation arises the mains power supply to a building may be cut and therefore normal lighting fails to provide direction to the nearest exit or life safety equipment (such as fire extinguishers, break glasses, distribution boards and fire alarm panels).

When the mains power to a building is cut the occupants may find themselves in sudden darkness which may lead to both physical danger and panic. An emergency light is a battery powered lighting device that switches on automatically when a building experiences a power outage. A series of emergency lights are therefore required to help the occupants of a building to remain safe whilst locating the nearest exit.

Who is responsible for ensuring a compliant emergency lighting system?

Building owner/managing agent

The legal basis of emergency lighting is essentially the same as that for fire regulations, in that the building owner/managing agent is the ‘responsible person’ as defined by the regulations. As such, they must ensure the correct provision and operation of the emergency lighting system including:

  • Appointing competent designers, installers, and maintainers.
  • Performing annual – and at significant change – risk assessments in line with the latest version of the emergency lighting standards.
  • Discharging his/her responsibilities under Fire Regulation Reform Order 2005.

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Smoke & Heat Alarms Installation

 Smoke and heat detectors provide vital protection from the dangers of fire in your home. Whether you are a home owner, tenant or landlord you have a responsibility in getting a fire detection system installed or regularly maintained.

Correctly installed heat and smoke alarms provide early warning which will save lives.

Battery operated smoke detectors are available from any good hardware store but they do have their disadvantages and in most cases will not meet local authority standards.

We supply and fit fire detection systems in properties, council let properties and HMO properties. We supply and install hardwired interlinked smoke/heat alarms with the option to design and install a hybrid system incorporating wireless devices.

Typically a heat detector will be installed in a kitchen to minimise any cooking false alarms as it operates on heat intensity and not smoke intensity. The smoke alarms will then be installed in the ground floor hallway and first floor landing. Being interlinked, if one detector activates the other detectors in the circuit will also at the same time providing maximum protection in all areas of the property. 

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