Tecomak provides a gas safety inspection and maintenance service for laboratory gas taps and fume cupboards present in schools and colleges to ensure compliance with regulation 35 of the Gas Safety (installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
This regulation requires an employer or self-employed person to ensure that any gas appliance, flue or installation pipework installed at a place of work they control is maintained in a safe condition.
Effective maintenance of appliances usually involves an ongoing programme of regular/periodic inspections, together with any necessary remedial work. In the absence of specific manufacturers’ instructions, effective maintenance should include as a minimum:
Examination of the physical condition and safe functioning of appliance(s), installation pipework, ventilation and any flue for deterioration;
Carrying out performance tests;
Taking the necessary remedial action.