You may think that if a gas engineer can fix a domestic boiler they can also fix a commercial boiler, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. A gas engineer needs to have a lot more qualifications to work on a commercial appliance than what a domestic gas engineer needs. There are a number of issues that can arise with commercial appliances that a domestic gas engineer simply isn’t trained to fix or even spot in the first place. For example, a building may have a few domestic boilers that are being supplied by a bigger gas supply and larger meter that a domestic gas engineer isn’t qualified to work on, so they wouldn’t be able to carry out the necessary tests to check for leaks.
Who is Responsible for Gas Safety?
All employers have a legal responsibility for the maintenance of their gas appliances and pipework and should make sure they are checked regular to ensure they are in safe working order. If the premises are rented then employers should find out if it is their responsibility or the landlords, this will be made clear in the lease agreement. The person who is responsible for the gas appliances needs to make sure that all necessary checks are carried out by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer. By getting your gas appliances serviced regular you will be better protected, and you could even save money on your energy bills as all appliances will be keep working at their maximum efficiency.
Do Businesses Have to Use Carbon Monoxide Alarms?
It is always recommended that you install a carbon monoxide alarm if your gas appliance or boiler is near somewhere that people, work, rest or sleep. In places such as schools an alarm will need to be installed next to the room of where the boiler is. If you have a landlord, they should be aware of their obligations but if you are the owner of the property it is strongly recommended that you have a carbon monoxide alarm installed.
Commercial Gas Safety
Whether your business is large or small it is vital that you have a plan in place for when things go wrong with your gas appliances, especially during the winter. This can save you money and reduce costly downtime if your commercial gas appliances fail.
Here at Vortex Gas we provide commercial customers with a bespoke gas service package tailored to your businesses individual needs, to ensure you business can keep running smoothly all year round.