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For the latest information on this review visit Energy Safety.
An update on the review was featured in the Board's April Issue of Info Brief.
The Board regularly reviews gasfitting certificates of compliance to check that certification has been carried out properly. Certificates are reviewed for data that could indicate the potential for unsafe and non-compliant situations. Details that trigger further examination of a compliance certificate are, but are not limited to:
Gasfitting certificates which are selected for certification review, as provided for in the Gas Act 1992 (section 47 and 48), are then grouped into regions and are sent to auditors who will conduct reviews in that region.
The owner and occupier of a selected site is contacted and advised that the Board will soon conduct a gasfitting certification review of their gasfitting installation.
After the review has been undertaken a report is provided to the gasfitter for comment on any non-compliance matters identified. Where non-compliant matters remain unresolved these are then provided to the owner/occupier for their information or, where this cannot be established, to Energy Safety who has responsibility for these matters.
Auditors are certifying gasfitters who hold current practising licences and have many years' experience in the gas industry.
The Board meets the cost of the certification reviews from the sale of gasfitting certificates.
There is no “failure” of a gasfitting certification review. The gasfitting certification review identifies the installation as compliant or having matters of non-compliance which are then referred to the gasfitter for comment. Gasfitters may choose to provide further information on how the installation does meet compliance requirements or elect to take remedial action. In the case remedial work is required, once the Board receives notification that the gasfitter either has or will undertake that remedial work, the file is closed with no further action.
As certificates are selected on a weekly basis, certificates are reviewed only from currently licensed tradespeople. However, on occasion an existing installation may be selected for review.
Since October 2010, gasfitting certificates have been filed by certified gasfitters electronically on the Board's online database.
For assistance please follow the step by step guide to completing a gas certificate online. This guide is also available to gasfitters when they log in to the database and begin the process of entering a gasfitting certificate online.
If you have any questions about the guide or require assistance in entering your gasfitting certificate online please call us on 0800 743 262.
A test certifier is an independent person approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue Location Test Certificates. A Location Test Certificate confirms that individuals, sites or containers are compliant with the regulations.
If 100kg (or more) of LPG is stored on any site, the site itself must be certified by an EPA test certifier. This may entail changes to the location of the bottles or further building development on the site. For further information please visit EPA.
Looking for a test certifier? - click here to search for a test certifier who is approved to issue the type of Location Test Certificate you want.