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Gas safety

Keeping you and your home safe is important to us.

Annual gas safety check

If you rent one of our properties, we will inspect your property every year to check and service your heating appliances and smoke detectors.

This is to make sure that they are safe and working properly.

Please note: we do not check appliances that you own, but we will check any flue or chimney that services it. 

If you own the appliance, you are responsible for maintaining it and arranging an annual gas safety check. Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer. To find an engineer, go to phone 0800 408 5500 or use the test phone service on 0800 408 0606.

  • Gas Safety Week 2019 - Get Involved

    Network Homes is proud to be getting involved in Gas Safety Week 2019 (16 - 20 September) to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. Throughout the week we’ll be hosting events to help spread important gas safety advice.

    We take gas safety seriously and are committed to ensuring our residents stay safe in their homes.

    As part of our annual gas safety checks we inspect your property every year to check and service your heating appliances and smoke detectors. This is to make sure that they are safe and working properly.

    Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances are one of the biggest causes of gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO2) poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly with no warning, as you cannot see it, taste it or smell it. It is common for people to mistake the symptoms of CO poisoning – headaches, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, collapse, and loss of consciousness – with the flu, food poisoning or fatigue.

    How to get involved

    Come along to our gas safety events and meet our contractors Oakray and T Brown who will be ready to answer all your questions with top tips and important gas safety advice.

    • Friday 20 September from 12pm to 2pm at SW9 Community Centre, 21 Ayton Place, London SW9 0TE
    • Wednesday 18 September from 2pm to 4pm at Hertford - 7 Birdie Way, Hertford SG13 7SX
    • Tuesday 17 September from 12pm to 2pm at Quayside House, 300 Kensal Rd, London W10 5BE

    Register below to attend our Gas Safety events, refreshments and snacks will be provided!

    Register now!

  • During the safety check…

    We will check all smoke detectors, gas and other heating appliances.

    Once we have finished the check, we will leave a copy of the ‘Landlord’s Safety Record’ with you, or we will post it to you within 28 days. Please keep this in a safe place.

  • How are appointments booked?

    We will make an appointment with you for a Gas Safe engineer to carry out the inspection.

    If you are not home when we visit, we will leave a letter or calling card. You must contact us as soon as possible to arrange another appointment.

  • Changing your appointment

    If you need to change your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible by phone or email.

  • Letting us have access to your home

    Once you have booked your appointment, you need to let us have access to your property so that we can carry out our safety check.

    Please make sure that a responsible adult over the age of 18 is at the property when we arrive. If there is not a responsible adult there, we will have to rebook the appointment.

    During your appointment, please keep children and pets away from the work area.

  • Legal action

    As a landlord, it is our legal responsibility to carry out an annual gas safety inspection.

    If you do not allow us into your home to carry out the safety check, we will take legal action to force access to your home and you will have to pay the court costs.

  • Gas leaks - Take action

    If you suspect a gas leak in your home, contact the National Gas Emergency Service straight away on 0800 111 999.

    Make sure that you:

    • Turn off all gas appliances
    • Open all doors and windows to let in fresh air
    • Turn the gas off at the meter
    • Do not use matches or naked flames
    • Do not use any electrical switches or appliances including door entry systems.