Employers have duties to take reasonable steps to ensure their employees and customers are not put at risk from faulty gas equipment. In particular they must have:
All Gas Safe registered engineers have an ID card with their licence number and a photograph, which you can check. Check an engineer is Gas Safe registered. Or call the Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500. If you have hearing difficulties you can use their text phone service on 0800 408 0606.
All employers need to carry out risk assessments and these must be written down if you have five or more employees. Have a look at the Gas Safety Check List [255kb] document for how to carry out a gas safety risk assessment and to control the risks associated with gas in your workplace.
If as part of your business you have tenanted accommodation on the premises, as a landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety. By law you must:
You should also keep your tenants informed about their responsibilities while they are staying in your property. See Information for Landlords on the Gas Safe Register website.
For more detailed guidance see the Gas Safety In Catering Establishments [103kb] leaflet.