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CP12 - CP1 means Gas safety records, Sometimes referred to as a

  • CP1
  • CP12
  • CORGI Proforma 12
  • Landlord Certificate
  • Landlord Gas Certificate
  • Landlord Gas Record
  • Landlord Gas Safety Certificate
  • Landlord Gas Safety Record
  • Gas Safety Certificate
  • Gas Safety Record
  • Gas Certificate
  • Gas Record
  • The meter is accessible and free from obstructions.
  • Appliance must be accessible.
  • Appliances must be in full working order
  • If you have prepaid gas meter please make sure you have enough credit so that our engineer can proceed with the safety checks.
  • Asbestos Free Area

Some properties, mainly flats and apartments, have been built with boiler flues which cannot be inspected because they are hidden behind walls or ceilings. The boiler flues that this information relates to are connected to room-sealed fan assisted boilers only. Gas Safe registered engineers need to be able to see the flue − which take fumes away from the boiler − as part of essential safety checks whenever the boiler is worked on. Room sensing carbon monoxide alarms are not an alternative to being able to see the flue and you will still need to have inspection hatches fitted so that the flue system can be checked.

It is recommended that inspection hatches are fitted as soon as you are able to do so. From 1 January 2013, any Gas Safe registered engineer will classify the boiler as At Risk, this means that they will turn the boiler off, with your permission, and formally advise you not to use it until inspection hatches have been fitted in appropriate places

Your well-being and that of other household members at your property is our priority while carrying out any gas pipework and/or appliance inspections. So that you and our employees stay safe, all our Inspectors will use PPE that meets Government and Health and Safety Executive guidelines. A risk assessment that is specific to your situation will be carried out prior to entering your property, which will determine the appropriate PPE to be worn, for example, gloves, face coverings.

Our Inspector will need to access:

  • the gas appliance which is the subject of the visit
  • the gas meter
  • the roof-space (if appropriate) to check the chimney or flue
  • we may also need to visually inspect any other installed gas appliances

Please explain to your tenants that we may need to access these areas.

Gas safety inspections save lives. Landlords should take all reasonable steps to carry
out annual gas safety checks at this time as failure to do so could put tenants at risk of
serious illness or fatalities from gas explosions or carbon monoxide poisoning,
particularly as people are spending all or most of their time at home.

Yes. As long as the electronic copy is:

  • capable of being reproduced in hard copy format when required (e.g. for the tenant/Council/HSE/housing department)
  • secure from loss and interference
  • identifies the gas safe engineer who carried out the safety check e.g. an electronic signature, a scanned signature, the name of the operative etc.

A landlord or gas engineer, with the landlord’s agreement, may send or give a copy of the electronic record directly to the tenant, providing the tenant is happy with this arrangement and has the ability to access it.

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations state that landlords must only use a Gas Safe registered engineer for Installation, maintenance and safety checks on gas equipment they own and provide for tenants use in domestic premises.

From the 1st October 2015, it is now legislation that every rental property should have a smoke alarm on every floor of a property, and if the property has a solid fuel gas appliance a CO alarm is mandatory.

This could be down to two reasons, gas safe regulation has changed or the engineer(s) you have used in the past did not inspect your property according to regulation. If in doubt of your assessment please call us on 02036331211.

If paid in advance, you will receive your Gas Safety Certificate within 24 hours. Also once payment is made you will be able to download your certificates from the customer portal.

On your Gas Safety Certificate it will indicate if your certificate has failed by stating if either or all appliances are ‘Not Safe to use’ as a tick box. At the bottom of the gas certificate it will also state the failure findings with a code. Below you will find the definitions of what each code means.


Immediately Dangerous’ (ID)

An “immediately dangerous” installation is one which, if operated or left connected to a gas supply, is considered to be an immediate danger to life or property.


The installation will be disconnected, with your permission, and must not be used until the necessary work has been carried out to repair the defect(s). If you continue to use an immediately dangerous installation you could be putting you or your family’s lives in danger.


If you refuse the gas engineer permission to disconnect the installation or an individual appliance, they will report the situation to the Gas Emergency Service Provider (ESP). The ESP has legal powers to demand entry to make the situation safe or may disconnect the gas supply to the property.


At Risk’ (AR)

An “at risk” installation is where one or more recognised faults are present which could constitute a danger to life or property without further faults developing.

With your permission, the installation will be turned off and should not be used again until the fault has been repaired.


Not to Current Standards’ (NCS)

Over time, industry standards may change and, as a result, existing installations may not always meet the current safety requirements. A “not to current standards” installation is one which does not meet with current standards, but is safe. You may however wish to improve the installation to meet current standards as this could improve the reliability and lifespan of the installation. If the installation has been carried out recently, you should contact the registered gas business that carried out the work to correct any identified faults. For older installations your gas engineer can advise you whether the installation should be brought in line with current standards.


It is always a good idea to bring an installation up to current standards, but that will often depend upon whether the work can be undertaken at reasonable cost, or whether any other work is likely to be carried out on the installation in the near future, such as a replacement appliance.

If a gas appliance has been switched off by a Gas Safe registered engineer it is because it is unsafe and should not be used. No matter how inconvenient the situation is for the tenant such action helps to ensure their safety. If a heating appliance has been disconnected then you must provide your tenant with emergency heating, for more information on this contact your local authority whilst arranging for appropriate remedial work by a Gas Safe registered engineer

The gas safety check record is a record of the results of the checks carried out for the annual gas safety check. It should be issued on completion of the checks and not delayed even if defects are found or until necessary remedial action has been taken.

The record is a ‘living document’ and landlords should supplement it with records of any follow up action taken (if required). This would provide a full record of the gas safety within the property.

You should not assume that an annual service inspection includes the points required by a safety check; neither should you assume that carrying out an annual gas safety check will be sufficient to provide effective maintenance. The advice of a competent Gas Safe registered engineer should be taken where necessary on action required.

Earth bonding is required to provide electrical earth safety at all metallic water and gas points in the property. It is to safeguard against the possibility of the tenant receiving an electric shock in the case of an electrical fault. It is necessary for a competent electrician to supply the required earth bonding. It is your responsibility to ensure this is actioned. The earth bonding connection point to gas pipework should be visible within 600mm of the gas meter pipework and connected before any pipework branches.

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