The Gas Geezer

Check for warning signs such as lazy yellow flames or black marks or stains around the appliance. Know the six main signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning - headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness. Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Landlords have responsibilities for gas safety. All gas appliances provided by the landlord must be correctly maintained and a gas safety check must be carried out every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Ask for a copy of the landlord's current gas safety record before you move in or after it was carried out. Check the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing, You can find this information on the back of the ID card. Cooperate with your landlord and let a registered engineer in when a gas safety check or servicing has to be done.