Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010

12 Additional rules for when gas installations deemed to be unsafe

An installation is deemed to be unsafe if—

(a)

leakage of gas within the installation is outside the tolerance of a soundness test or has the potential to result in a concentration of gas in air that is in excess of one-fifth of the lower explosive limit; or

(b)

a pipe containing gas or intended to contain gas is not capped or securely closed to prevent leakage or flow of gas (except where ending in a burner or relief valve); or

(c)

the safety controls are inoperative or the safety controls fail; or

(d)

the flue associated with any gas appliance is incorrectly installed; or

(e)

installed permanent ventilation required for safe operation has been closed off or is absent.

Regulation 12(a): amended, on 10 November 2011, by regulation 6 of the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/371).