Gas Quality Assurance is a vital part of any gas installation or gas repair
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Using a gasfitter Gas Quality Assurance
Always use a licensed gasfitter for any installation, repair or renovation work on or around your home that involves gas. This means jobs like installing a hot water system, a kitchen stove or a heater.
You should also use a licensed gasfitter where the work being done at your home might involve disconnecting or relocating gas appliances. For example, if you are renovating your kitchen and need to replace or move your gas stove, you should use a licensed gasfitter.
Do not be tempted to do any work on gas connections or gas appliances yourself. If you use a tradesperson who does not have specialist gas knowledge and skills, or you try to do the work yourself, you could be putting yourself and your family in serious danger.
There are about 16,000 gasfitters in NSW that are licensed by NSW Fair Trading to carry out gas fitting work and many plumbers are also licensed gasfitters.
Always check that the gasfitter you are thinking of using is licensed to carry out gasfitting work. Check a gasfitters licence details online or call 13 32 20 to do a licence check.
Gas regulation Gas Quality Assurance
On 3 September 2010, NSW Fair Trading took over the regulation of all gas connections and installations in NSW.
In NSW there are many types of gas available to consumers: Quality Assurance
- natural gas
- liquid petroleum gas (LPG), generally available in re-fillable cylinders for home, boat, caravan and portable appliances such as a BBQ
- butane and tempered LPG, depending where you live.
Gas appliances are designed to only operate on one of these types of gas supply. It is very important that you know what type of gas supply is used in your home before you buy any gas appliance. You must be sure to buy the right kind of appliance for the gas supply to your home.
All gas appliances must be tested, certified and appropriately labelled before they can be sold and installed in NSW.
Appliances are tested for compliance against certain criteria which include safety, combustion, efficiency, durability, and serviceability.
Gas components such as controls, cocks, valves, regulators etc, must also be certified if they are to be incorporated into an appliance or used in an installation.
Gasfitters are aware that they may only install certified appliances and products.
Authorised appliances must carry certain labels and you should look for these when looking to buy a gas appliance. For more information, about buying safe gas appliances including images of the certifying labels, go to the Gas appliances page.
Compliance certificates Gas Quality Assurance
After installing a gas appliance in your home, or doing any work on your gas installation, the licensed gasfitter must give you a Certificate of compliance (for network gas) or Certificate of inspection (for bottled gas). The certificates confirm that a licensed gasfitter has undertaken the work which complies with the relevant industry standards. A certificate must include the licensee’s name and license number.
A certificate is your evidence of work undertaken and protects you against faulty work. If the installation is faulty the gasfitter will be required to return and fix the problem.
If you are concerned about the quality of the gas fitting work, you should discuss the problem with the gasfitter. If you are unable to resolve the issue, contact Fair Trading.