- April 26, 2018
- By LPG Certified
- Gas Safety Certificates
Commercial Gas Safety Checks Why They Are important
Commercial Gas Safety is the biggest challenge for landlords to maintain standards in offices, schools, universities, financial institutions & commercial kitchens. Gas Safe Register & HSE enforcement officers always make surprise visits to suspected sites. Commercial gas safety certificate for commercial kitchens and commercial boilers is a crucial legal document, which every landlord should obtain as part of their yearly commercial building insurance requirement. Commercial Gas Safety certificate does emphasise on certain areas of Gas installation, gas appliance safety & service check. While Qualified Gas Engineer carrying out gas safety checks, must check Ventilation and Extraction system and pipe sizing of gas supply systems. Gas Appliance load calculation plays a very important role in a gas safety certificate.
Commercial Gas Appliances
Commercial Gas appliances should be serviced at regular intervals and service records should be kept safe. Commercial Boiler service should be carried out by experienced a Gas Safe Registered Engineer and findings should be discussed with the responsible person onsite. As part of Commercial Gas Safety Certificate, gas safe engineers should do yearly flue inspection and boiler flue gases analysis. CO/Co2 emissions should be recorded on gas safety certificate and output of gas valve should be tuned accordingly to achieve legal limit of CO/Co2 ratios.
Before buying commercial gas appliances customers should look for CE mark stamped on appliance as part of the safety check. Every gas appliance which has use of main high voltage, should be PAT tested on yearly basis. To enhance the electrical safety responsible person should engage qualified NICEIC approved electrician to carry out electrical condition report at regular intervals.
As part of Gas Safety Checks, CO and Co2 detectors should be installed in boiler plant rooms and commercial kitchens. Co/Co2 readings should be recorded on Gas Safety Certificate. Any faulty appliance producing Co/Co2 above legal limit should be checked thoroughly and immediately disconnected from main gas supply. It does pay back in return as there is less down time in commercial kitchens and keeps the customer and chef happy.
To Implement Gas Safety in Commercial Boiler room/kitchens, many manufacture like www.medem.co.uk have introduced high-tech gas safety control mechanisms specifically designed for commercial kitchens, boiler plant rooms and educational institutions. Functionality Integration of gas Leak detection, gas pressure monitoring and CO2 detection has made far easy to achieve gas safety in commercial premises .
As an experienced Gas engineers at LPG Certified we always recommend our customers to use the latest technology to minimise the risk of gas related incidents. At LPG Certified, our engineers are trained with the CPD matrix and regularly monitored by the line manager so we keep our engineers knowledge up to date.
You can check the validity of our Gas Safe Register, and you recommend to always use an approved engineer.