Understanding gas appliances and regulations
Poorly installed or badly maintained gas appliances pose a significant threat to the health and safety of residents. Landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure their properties comply with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
The importance of compliance with gas regulations
This course will help candidates understand the nature of the risks created by ill maintained equipment and the actions landlords must undertake to comply with their legal duties. In particular candidates will learn about:
Annual checks required on pipework, flues and appliances
Records that must be kept to ensure landlords compliance
Risks posed by carbon monoxide
The need for adequate ventilation
Different types of appliances and flues
Candidates may also, in the course of their work, come across hazardous situations and the course will also cover the steps to be taken should this arise.
The penalties of non-compliance with the regulations are severe. If you and your staff manage properties on behalf of landlords then attendance on this course is strongly advised.
Who is it for?
This course would benefit anyone who manages properties in housing associations or the private rented sector like housing officers, lettings agents, estate agents, surveyors; and people carrying out inspections of occupied or vacant premises or instructing repairs with contractors.
When and where are courses held?
If you have eight or more participants our highly experienced tutors will come to your workplace to deliver any of our courses. For organisations with fewer than eight participants we run public courses on various dates throughout the year.
All public courses are held at the Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2LP.