Commercial gas safety

We can help your business stay safe with gas


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Why gas safety matters

Gas safety is not only your legal obligation, it's also a serious health and safety concern if not given the attention it needs.

Every year in England and Wales there are around 60 deaths from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and you're also putting your workforce at risk of gas explosions should you not give gas safety the respect and attention it needs.

That's why its crucial you have a registered gas safe engineer perform maintenance on your appliances. Otherwise they could end up damaging your appliances or in the worst case scenario, make the appliances dangerous which puts you and your employees at risk.

How we can help with business gas safety

Gas Safe registered engineers

  • A nationwide team of certified engineers offering emergency repairs and more.

24/7 support line

  • You can contact our 24-hour customer support line 365 days a year.

Gas Safety certificates

  • Documentation for businesses and landlords that shows systems have been maintained.

Business Care

  • Get an annual service and peace of mind with Business Care.

Your commercial gas safety responsibilities

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998

A smiling British Gas engineer conducts a business gas safety check on a commercial boiler

"It's the duty of every employer or self-employed person to ensure that any gas appliance, installation pipe work or flue installed at any place of work under their control is maintained in a safe condition so as to prevent risk or injury to any person."

We think it is extremely important as an owner of commercial premises to be on top of the gas safety of the gas appliances in your commercial properties. It is in fact the law that these appliances are inspected annually.

Business gas safety checks

You'll need a Gas Safe registered engineer

A business gas safety check is an inspection or service of your commercial gas appliance or boiler by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

They’ll check your appliance to make sure it’s running safely and efficiently.

Look after your gas appliances with Business Care

Annual service and more

You can choose the level of support you need from our expert engineers, from a one-off annual service to a range of ongoing maintenance contracts.

Commercial boiler servicing will help make sure your business boiler is running efficiently. A faulty boiler could waste money on energy and might even start leaking poisonous carbon monoxide.

Our commercial boiler services can include:

  • A safety inspection of your meter and of all visible pipework
  • A tightness test on your entire gas installation
  • Annual boiler service
  • Gas Safety certificates
A commercial boiler service costs just £99[1]

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Our annual services are available for a wide range of appliances. 

Heating and hot water appliances

  • Including boilers, water heaters, air heaters, space heaters and wall heaters.

Catering equipment

  • Including ovens, steamers and grills.

Laundry equipment

  • Including gas irons and gas tumble dryers.

Multi-appliance discount

Multi-appliance discount

If you have more than one gas appliance in your business premises, then we can look after them all. Each additional gas appliance you ask us to include will earn its own discount.

Top tips for business gas safety

Business gas safety - British Gas engineer leaving warehouse

Stay on top of safety and maintenance

  • Appliances should be serviced annually
  • All services, installations and repairs should be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • Keep a record of any work that’s done
  • Replace your CO alarms every five-to-seven years
  • Consider a service plan if your business relies on heating or gas appliances

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Frequently asked questions

What's a commercial gas safety certificate?

A: A commercial gas safety certificate is a document that confirms any commercial gas appliances in a commercial premise has passed all the legal requirements for a gas safety installation. Under "The Gas Safety Installation & Use Regulations 1998 and 2018", employers must ensure that all gas appliances are maintained in a safe condition. It is generally accepted as best practice for businesses to undertake an annual inspection

Does a landlord have to provide a commercial gas safety certificate?

A: Unless the rules of the tenancy say something different, it is a legal requirement that landlords of commercial premises must arrange for a Landlords Gas Safety Record to be completed on qualifying appliances. Where those appliances are classified as commercial gas appliances, a commercially qualified Gas Engineer will be required to undertake the inspection.

Do businesses need a gas safety certificate?

A: It is considered good practice for businesses to have a commercial gas safety certificate if there’s commercial gas appliances installed at their business premises. A business gas safety check can be either a CP42 commercial gas safety certificate for restaurant, hotels and businesses with a catering installation. And a CP15 commercial servicing and commissioning for commercial heating installation.

How long does a commercial gas safety certificate last?

A: A gas safety inspection should be carried out every 12 months.

What's a commercial kitchen gas safety CP42 certificate?

A: A CP42 type gas certificate is issued by a commercial gas engineer who holds required commercial catering gas (ACS) certification. This information can the found on the national gas safe register.

The CP42 type certificates are designed to record specific checks for kitchens and catering establishments only like restaurants, fast food, mobile catering, school kitchens and industrial cooking establishments.

What happens on a gas safety check?

A: Our gas safe registered engineers will test the gas appliances in your business premise to ensure they’re operating safely and efficiently. A gas appliance safety check will ensure your appliances:

  • Are suitable for the room they are located in
  • Are securely fitted and correctly connected to the gas pipework
  • Are correctly functioning and operating safely as they should be, including all safety devices, flues and air vents
How do I get a gas safety certificate?

A: To ensure your gas appliances pass all the legal requirements, you will need to book an appointment with a gas safe registered engineer. Our engineers have been approved by the gas safe register which enables them to carry out the kind of your work you require. You can relax knowing we can check your gas appliances annually with our Business Care plans.

How is British Gas keeping customers safe during engineer visits?

A: Keeping you and our engineers safe is our top priority. Our engineers will follow the latest government guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus when at your business premises.

To find out more, read our coronavirus update and FAQs

* We may record calls to help improve our service to you. Calls to 0800 numbers are free from mobiles and landlines. Calls to 0330 / 0333 numbers will cost you no more than 01 or 02 numbers from landlines and mobiles and may be included with your call package if you get 'inclusive minutes'. Text messages are charged at your standard message rate and may be included in your call package.

[1] All prices quoted exclude VAT which will be charged at an additional 20%. All prices quoted are based on a boiler of up to 40kW.