Gas Safety

Abertay ensure that all our gas installations and appliances are checked and maintained at least once a year. This also includes checking Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

Our Gas contractor, WRB Gas, will let you know when they are coming to do this. If this appointment is not convenient contact either WRB Gas or Abertay to arrange another one. For your own safety, it is very important that we carry out this safety check each year and therefore, Abertay will enforce access to do this if necessary.

As a tenant you should always get our written permission to carry out any alterations to your home. This is particularly important in the case of any gas installations and you should make sure that only Gas Safe registered contractors do the work.

The installation and use of heaters and cookers fired by paraffin or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in the house is prohibited. If you are found to have such appliances you will be instructed to remove them to ensure the safety of both you and your neighbours.

Requests by Tenants for Abertay Housing Association Contractors to install previously used and second hand domestic gas appliances

In line with the Gas Safe Register and HSE advice, the Association will not arrange for a Gas Safe Engineer to relocate existing, previously used domestic gas appliances within an existing kitchen, or to install the appliance following a property move, or install second-hand appliances in situations where the appliance installation instructions are no longer available.

We will reinstall gas appliances that have been disconnected by us temporarily to allow refurbishment of a kitchen for example and we may also consider reinstating an existing appliance which has been subject to annual Gas Safe inspection and servicing by our contractor. However, we will never arrange to fit a second-hand appliance for which we have no Gas Servicing records which a tenant has either acquired from a friend or family member, or bought second-hand from any other source where the copy of the appliance installation instructions are not readily available, or if the appliance itself looks like it is either non-conventional, or in suspect condition.

The risk of injury arising from the escape of gas, the combustion of gas, surface temperature of parts of the appliance, breakage of components etc. is too high for anyone to ‘take a chance’.

The process we will use to decide whether we can install an appliance is here.

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