Why gasfitting certificates are important
Gasfitting certificates are a legal document. Under the Gas Regulations, a gasfitter must provide a signed copy of the certificate to the consumer and the Board. There are strict time frames around when these certificates must be filed online by the gasfitter. Within ten working days of the work being commissioned a certificate must be filed. An additional allowance of five days is given for the certificate to reach the consumer. The certifying gasfitter is required to keep a copy of the certificate for seven years.
The certifying gasfitter must provide a signed copy of the certificate to the consumer. The certifying gasfitter may not be the person who actually carried out the work at your property. However, the certifying gasfitter must be satisfied that the work carried out is in accordance with all legislation and compliance documents and a gasfitting certificate is his verification of this. In the event you have a concern about the gasfitting work carried out at your property, the certifying gasfitter should be your first point of contact.Certificates should be kept in a safe place as they may be required for conveyancing purposes if the property is sold. Gas providers may also require a copy of your certificate before you are supplied with gas or before they refill your LPG bottles.
You can search the Board's online
database for a gasfitting certificate.
Alternatively, you may be able to obtain a copy of a gasfitting certificate from:
Where a certificate of compliance cannot be obtained from the original certifying gasfitter, you may contact another certifying gasfitter to check the installation for current compliance and safety of the state of work of the work at the present time. Please note that there may be an additional cost for this. NZ Standards have now issued a new standard (NZS 5255(Int):2011) on safety verification of existing gas installations. A certifying gasfitter can now issue a certificate of verification under this standard.
If you are unable to locate an electronic record of a gasfitting certificate online please complete this form if you wish the Board to search and provide you with a copy.