Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
RLA and Gas Safe join forces to raise gas safety awareness
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and Gas Safe Register have joined forces to promote gas safety awareness to landlords.
The new strategic partnership will promote the importance of using a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, anyone who comes to fix, fit or service your gas appliances, pipework and flues must be on the Gas Safe Register.
Andrew Dixon, RLA chief executive yesterday said:
“No-one can cut corners when it comes to gas safety, and it is important that landlords are confident the people they are hiring to carry out essential gas safety works in their properties are competent and trustworthy.
“This new partnership will help promote good practice to both landlords and tenants.”
Recent research published by Gas Safe Register revealed that a third of adults in the UK don’t carry out the necessary checks to ensure that their gas engineers are working legally.
Jonathon Samuel, CEO from the Gas Safe Register yesterday said:
“We welcome this new partnership with landlords.
“By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register, which replaced CORGI. Only engineers who are Gas Safe registered should be used to fit, fix or service gas appliances, and landlords should always check the front and back of the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.”
Learn more about Gas Safety
The RLA run a Utilities training course for landlords. With dates later this year in Manchester and London, book your place here.
Read the RLA guidance on Carbon Monoxide here.
Read more about the Gas Safe Register online here.
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