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What is Gasfitting?

Gasfitting is any work involved in installing, altering or repairing gas appliances
including the fixing or unfixing of any gas pipes, ventilation or flue pipes,
commissioning gas appliances and ensuring their safe operation (including the
testing, setting, checking and adjusting of safety devices, combustion conditions
and controls associated with the gas installation and ensuring there is adequate
ventilation).

Gasfitting includes work on appliances fitted to ships, boats, caravans, motorhomes,
trains and any other vehicles, and also includes work on gas appliances fixed within
buildings that are supplied by gas bottles of any size.

A certifying gasfitter is responsible for the testing, verification and the supervision
of tradesman gasfitters, Journeyman gasfitters, limited certificate (trainee
gasfitters) and exempted persons.

Work that is not defined as gasfitting includes:
Work on portable gas appliances which have the gas bottle attached such as
barbecues, cabinet heaters and patio heaters, although the Plumbers, Gasfitters
and Drainlayers Board strongly recommends that a gasfitter is used.

Posted: Sunday 18 October 2020


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