A poorly maintained commercial gas boiler can be unsafe and disruptive for both customers and employees. It’s your duty as a business and employer to stay safe with gas.

The law makes it every employer’s responsibility to make sure that all gas appliances, installation pipe work or flu are maintained in a safe condition.

A gas appliance that is neglected or poorly-serviced can put you, your employees and customers at a risk of gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

So it’s important that you have your commercial gas appliances safety checked every year.

What is a Gas Safety Check?

A Gas Safe registered engineer carries out checks, making sure that your boiler and gas appliances are working correctly.

These checks include:

· Checking your gas pressure to make sure it’s right.

· Testing your flue to make sure your appliance isn’t leaking carbon monoxide.

· Inspecting your appliance and its controls to make sure they’re safe.

· Looking at your appliance to check for any wear or leaks.

· Providing you with a checklist so you can find out more about your appliance’s safety.

The responsibility is yours to make sure the engineer is qualified to do the work you need them to do. You can check they are registered by calling Gas Safe register on freephone 0800 408 5500.

British Gas has a special business division with a local Gas Safe registered engineers that only work with commercial businesses. You can choose the level of support you need. From a one-off annual service to a range of ongoing maintenance contracts.

For more information visit British Gas Business Gas Safety Checks

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