You can’t see it or taste it but carbon monoxide poisoning can kill.
Every year about 30 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed or maintained.
How we can help
We want you to be safe in your home. That’s why we carry out an annual gas safety check – just to make sure everything is working as it should be.
The annual check is really important and you should be in when our contractors call. If for any reason you cannot keep an appointment, get in touch with us and we can rearrange it to a time that suits you.
Gas safety agreement
As your landlord
Irvine Housing Association are responsible for the annual safety check of appliances owned and installed by us to ensure they are working as they should be. It is essential that access to your home is provided to our contractors. We must issue you with a copy of the latest safety check record.
As a tenant
You must allow us access to your home to carry out maintenance or safety checks on appliances and flues. Failure to do this is a breach of your tenancy agreement. If we are unable to gain access we have the right to force entry to your property and recharge the costs.
If you decide to install your own gas fire, you must get permission from us to do the work. Any work carried out must be done by a Gas Safe Register™ engineer. You must ensure that the gas appliances you own are checked every year by a Gas Safe Register™ engineer.