Are you a Glasgow landlord and just received your landlord gas safety inspection, are you looking at the notes on the bottom of your
certificate wondering what they mean?
We will talk you through the most common faults that appear on Gas Safety Certificates and what they mean, there are three different classifications.
The first is Not to Current Standards ( NCS ) this will generally mean that at the time your appliance or installation was installed
then it was okay but as regulations have been updated over the years it has changed and your appliance no longer meets the criteria, in this case, your appliance can be left on with no further action
being taken as long as it is safe, we always recommend it is brought up to standard but it may not be viable to do so, the following types of faults would fall under NCS, no electrical bonding at the
meter, no FSD on hob or cooker, flue not sealed internally, if you have an NCS issue with an appliance that has just been installed then have the engineer re-attend to rectify faults as it should not
have been left like this.
The second is At Risk (AR) which is more serious, this can be where one or more faults are present that may cause danger to life or
property, this requires urgent attention and faults or repairs should be rectified to ensure gas appliance becomes safe to use again when the installation or appliance falls under this scenario the
appliance will be labelled At-Risk and tenant or homeowner will be advised not to use, the following type of faults would fall into this category, boiler flue fitted in a void with no access hatches
to inspect void, gas pipework located in cavity wall, pipework showing signs of corrosion or damage but passes tightness test, if your boiler has been given this classification on your landlord gas
safety certificate then it must not be used and brought up to standard as soon as possible.
The last is Immediately Dangerous ( ID ) this is the most serious of them all and with your permission, your gas appliance will be
disconnected from the gas supply and warning notice filled out, in this case, you will not have a choice to use or not to use and if permission is refused to disconnect gas appliance then the gas
supplier can shut the gas off going into your property, the typical examples of this situation are, gas appliance spilling carbon monoxide or staining on the wall beside appliance, gas leak found on
the appliance or pipework above an acceptable level, boiler flue blocked, if the issue is related to a gas escape then the Glasgow gas emergency number should be called to investigate further, after
this it will require the works to be carried out to bring back up to standards and new landlord gas safety certificate issued.
If you have had any of the faults above listed on your gas safety certificate or know you have any of these faults then get
in contact with us and we can advise you how to proceed, we deal with these type of faults on a day
to day basis in Glasgow when dealing with gas safety checks for landlords and letting agents.