The inaugural National Inter-Authority Gas Forum session was held during the Gas Safety Management Conference. Kevin Winship, Technical Safety Manager for CORGI Technical Services drew delegates’ attention to a specific issue that was creating concern – the responsibility of landlords for fires and cookers within properties, including those belonging to tenants.
“Landlords have duties on any appliance that the tenant cannot legally remove as well as any that have been left by a departing tenant,” he said. “Unsafe equipment needs to be rectified or removed before a new tenancy starts. Putting in place best practice processes, having a thorough understanding of the regulations and ensuring maintenance procedures are carried out correctly will mitigate the risks that could be encountered.”