The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on changes to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR).

Briefly, the changes are

  • Amendments to regulation 36(3) to introduce flexibility in the timing of landlords’ annual gas safety checks and clarify that only gas safety defects should be recorded

  • Disapplication for compressed natural gas filling stations fed by a dedicated metered gas supply from the majority of the requirements of GSIUR, bringing them in line with other industrial premises

  • Amend GSIUR to incorporate the existing exemption certificate no.1 to regulation 26(9)(c), which sets out the circumstances where engineers can carry out alternative safety checks when the prescribed tests are not possible. The text of the exemption is available in the Certificate of Exemption No 1 of 2015.

  • Designation of Service Layer Engineers as a “member of a class of persons” under regulation 3(3) (this is an administrative change, not a change to legislation).

Consultation began on 7 November 2016 and ends on 27 January 2017.

Installers can respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire, or by downloading a form. The preference is for responses to be in electronic format but alternatively, you can submit your response by post by 27 January 2017 to:

The Gas Policy Team

Health and Safety Executive

2.1 Redgrave Court

Merton Road


Merseyside L20 7HS