As a business owner or a tenant renting business premises in London, you have a responsibility to keep your business gas safe. Whether you run a catering business like a café, restaurant or pub, or you own a shop or office-based business, you have the same duties to keep the gas fittings and appliances on your premises safe for yourself, your workers, and the public. Here are four things you need to remember when focusing on gas safety in the workplace.
Tip #1: Maintain and Service Gas Appliances on an Annual Basis
Annual checks of all your gas appliances are essential so you can make sure your business is safe for the public and employees, and to avoid fines as well as the expense and inconvenience that occur when an appliance breaks down. Annual appliance servicing carried out by one of the qualified Gas Engineer London offers ensures that your gas appliances are efficient and safe to use – this is important whether your appliances are multiple gas cookers in a London pub, or a small gas heater in your office. When you get an appliance check completed it also ensures that your Gas Safety Records are kept up-to-date, maintaining compliance with the Gas Servicing Installation & Use Regulations.
Appliance servicing includes a safety check of the gas flue, performance testing and efficiency testing, plus a combustion test. A service also looks at how well the appliance is working and carries out a tightness test on the pipes and the meter. If repairs need to be made these will be noted, and you will need to make the necessary alterations in a reasonable timeframe.
Tip #2: Always Use Gas Safe Engineers
When you are looking for a Commercial Gas Engineer London provides many options but you should always make sure that the engineer you choose for your London business gas needs is Gas Safe Registered. Check the engineer’s credentials before they carry out any work. They also need to be registered to work on your specific type of business gas needs, whether that is catering or other types of gas work.
Tip #3: Keep a Record
Make sure that your Gas Safe Records are up-to-date by always keeping a record of any services, checks, or repairs you carry out on the gas installations in your business. Keep a record of the problems and the repairs plus the details of the gas engineers that carry out the work.
Tip #4: Take Out a Service Plan
If you have multiple gas appliances in your business or you rely on gas equipment to run your business, it is worth looking at commercial gas service plans. You pay monthly to maintain a service whereby if any equipment breaks or you have problems, you can get an engineer to solve the issue without having to pay individually out of pocket. It can work out more convenient and cheaper in the long run.