In Gladstone and throughout Queensland, all gas installations must meet the standards and regulations set by Queensland law. If all the conditions and regulations are met, a gas compliance certificate is awarded. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know about gas compliance certificates.
What Is a Gas Compliance Certificate?
A gas compliance certificate is an acknowledgement and confirmation that gas appliances installed in your property, whether it is a commercial or domestic building, were supplied and installed by a qualified and licensed gas fitter.
Who Needs a Gas Compliance Certificate?
No matter the size or scope of a gas installation project, if an appliance is being linked to a gas network, a gas compliance certificate is required. This is due to the fact that only a qualified gas fitting professional will be able to ensure there are no defects or faults in a gas system and can ensure a gas appliance is fitted safely in line with all necessary regulations. A gas compliance certificate will also future-proof gas installations as the registered gas professional will be responsible for future maintenance on the installation.
How To Identify Licensed Gas Fitting Professionals?
An easy way to identify whether a company is licensed to complete gas fitting work is by searching their company on the Queensland Gas Compliance Certificates database. Licensed companies will often showcase their license and feel comfortable referencing Queensland laws.
How To Get A Gas Compliance Certificate?
To receive a gas compliance certificate, a registered and licensed gas professional must complete a series of checks and tests on a new gas installation. If no defects or defaults are identified, the professional will leave the installation for a brief period, usually 5 days. After this period, the gas professional will return and complete a final round of checks. If no problems arise and the installation proves to be satisfactory, a gas compliance certificate will be awarded.
What Is A Gas Certificate Of Inspection?
A gas certificate of inspection is not the same as a gas compliance certificate. The key difference between the two certificates is a gas compliance certificate is required for appliances linked to a gas network, whereas a gas certificate of inspection is required when an installation is not linked to a gas network. For example, property owners who are reliant on gas bottles, do not need a gas compliance certificate. Property owners who are reliant on a mains natural gas supply, do need a gas compliance certificate.
How Often Should Gas Installations Be Checked?
Though it can vary depending on the installation is questions, as a general rule gas appliance installations should be inspected and maintained every 3-5 years. You may wish to do this more frequently if you rely on gas for commercial reasons, such as running a restaurant.
If you require a gas compliance certificate in Gladstone, don’t hesitate to reach out to Atkin Plumbing & Gasfitting today. We are licensed, gas fitting experts who can provide gas compliance certificates for all work we complete.