HSE proposes to change gas safety check timings
Fri 11 Nov 2016
The Health and Safety Executive is proposing moving towards an 'MOT style' system for gas safety checks that it says will save landlords time and money. They have issued a consultation on changing the regulations that require landlords to carry out gas safety checks at intervals of no more than 12 months.
Instead the HSE is proposing that this be changed to allow checks to be carried out between 10 -12 months of the previous check, but to be treated as if they were carried out on the expiry date. They say this is because the majority of landlords carry out their checks before the expiry date, resulting in a shortening of the safety check cycle year on year.
The HSE say that if landlords carry out a gas safety check every 10.5 months this results in 10 annual gas safety checks being completed over a nine-year period, instead of the statutory nine.
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