Gas engineers who don’t comply are breaching the Building Regulations and are therefore breaking the law and could face prosecution and fines of up to £5,000. This is policed by Building Control, and the Gas Safe Register can also refer safety concerns to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).
Furthermore, if a gas engineer were to invoice a consumer for non-compliant work, it could be considered fraudulent and therefore open to action from Trading Standards.
Boiler Plus The Requirements!
WHAT ARE THE BOILER PLUS REQUIREMENTS?
- All gas boilers installed in England to have an ErP efficiency of at least 92%.
- Time and temperature controls to be installed at the same time, if not already present and working.
- Combination boiler installations must include the provision of an additional energy efficiency measure and must be installed at the same time.
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