If you experience any of the issues below – or those not listed – you might need maintenance on your installation.
- Gas leaks
- Gas pressure adjustments
- Ignition problems
- Floating flames
- Operational problems
- Ventilation problems
- Shut off valve problems
- Gas piping problems
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, Regulation 17(3) of the Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009 require owners of buildings to hold a certificate of compliance in respect of all gas installations.
Inspection will be undertaken and if required, remedial work carried out to ensure the installation is compliant before a certificate is issued.
Home owner’s Insurance
Compliance certificates are required by your Insurance company
It is important from a safety perspective, as well as a legal and claims aspect, that the gas installer is properly licensed and registered, as failure to do so could result in a claim being repudiated, and / or the installation not being compliant according to regulations.
Inspections will be carried out and if required, remedial work carried out to ensure the installation is compliant before a certificate is issued.
Is your Gas installation legal?
- Gas bottles must be:
- More than 1 metre sideways from all doors and windows;
- More than 2 metres from all drains and all air vents;
- More than 3 metres below windows (unless a non-combustible roof is installed);
- More than 3 metres from your property boundary wall – unless it is a fire wall
- More than 5 metres sideways away from all motors, electrical points and or switches
- More than 1.5 metres from a light point, above a gas bottle.
- Other installation rules:
- Only class 1 or 2 copper pipes, or other approved gas piping (not plumber’s pipe), may be used.
- Copper pipes going through a wall must be sleeved properly
- Approved flexible gas hose may not be more than two meters long and may not go through any partition (including wood, dry wall, cupboard partitions etc);