Gas Safety Management Course

Suitable for Directors, Managers, Supervisors and Administrators

Below is a list of organisations who may find it helpful in understanding their duties and responsibilities: 

  • Housing stock owners/administrators (or their  agents)
  • Business controlling gas work
  • Gas installation business owners, Managers, Supervisors and Administrators
  • Landlords and Letting Agents
  • Housing Associations
  • Local Authorities 

The fore mentioned is not a complete or exhaustive list of organisations who may find this course useful. Other organisations involved in the gas industry will also benefit. The course is a one day course covering theory & a 2nd day covering practical situations for those operating on site.

Gas Safe Register is the official body given the responsibility by the Health and Safety Executive to operate the mandatory register of competent gas installers in Great Britain, Northern Ireland the isle of man and Guernsey.

Please note it is a legal requirement that installation businesses (employers or self-employed) who carry out gas work must be registered with Gas Safe Register depending on the jurisdiction in which they work.

Gas safety is best achieved by implementing a controlled and managed process. Legislation requires that all gas work is managed and carried out safely to the highest standards. This guide is intended to provide an overview and understanding of what is needed to ensure that gas is managed safely and efficiently. 

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations (referred to in this guide as GSIUR) are amended from time to time. GSIUR are the legal standards that must be attained for gas work in most premises. These are supported by guidance and an Approved Code of Practice. 

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; Order in Northern Ireland 1978 places duties on all persons engaged in ‘Work’ both to work safely themselves and to ensure that their activities do not affect the safety of others. Both pieces of legislation require that all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure that competent, registered gas operatives, as well as quality materials and equipment are being used at all times. The writers studied various gas- related incidents and HSENI prosecutions in order to assess where the industry needs guidance and advice. It also brings together the most relevant pieces of information to give guidance on gas safety and its management. 

The procedures described can be utilised to form the basis of good management procedures that can be tailored to suit the individual needs of any organisation, large or small. 

This course has been designed and is certificated to supplement legislation, technical standards, organisations, trade associations and councils involved in the safe and efficient management of gas. Current regulatory and technical documents are referenced throughout this course; however, it does not override any statutory requirements. 

Please be aware that not all aspects of these procedures will be relevant to all organisations, therefore attempting to implement all of them may not be necessary or practical. However, this guide has been designed to be flexible, thereby allowing selection of the relevant procedures that will enhance gas safety management for the majority of organisations. 

We have not drawn a distinction between Domestic and Non-Domestic, Natural Gas or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) work. It is aimed at improving management standards and developing operational procedures based on sound best practice principles. Following the guidance and adhering to the principles should allow gas work to be undertaken in a safe and professional manner.