Gas Safety Regulations

Closes 18 Aug 2021

Opened 15 Jul 2021

Overview

This Consultation is issued by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) in association with the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate.

The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views on proposed changes to gas safety legislation.

The consultation is particularly relevant to persons and businesses that work in the gas industry including network operators and gas suppliers.

The Gas Safety (Installation, Use and Management) (Application Order) 2021 will apply the ‘Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998’ which are currently in effect in Great Britain and have been updated in recent years. This will replace the Island’s equivalent legislation which has not been updated since 1996.

The regulations will continue to place duties on gas work businesses and operatives, landlords and people who use gas appliances. The Order will also apply the ‘Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996’ placing duties on gas transporters including network operators, shippers and terminal operators.

It is intended that the Application Order will come into effect in around November this year.

Why we are consulting

The consultation seeks views on the proposed application of updated gas safety regulations to the Island by the Gas Safety (Installation, Use and Management) (Application) Order 2021.

Give us your views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Legislation
  • Energy
  • Utilities
  • Health & Safety
  • Environmental Health