This will be dependent upon the purpose and type of work carried out. The only documentation required by law is a Landlord Gas Safety Record as there is a legal duty on owners of residential rented properties to have annual safety checks carried out on the gas appliances they provide for their tenants' use. These safety checks must be carried out by a suitably qualified and registered engineer and the results are recorded in detail on a Landlord Gas Safety Record form with copies provided to the landlord and tenant.
For more information on gas safety in rented accommodation you can visit our Landlords or Tenants page.
What would you expect to see on a Landlord’s Gas Safety Record?
As a minimum, the record needs to contain:
Landlords also have a legal duty to maintain pipework in a safe condition. Installation pipework is not covered by the annual gas safety check, but both we and the HSE recommend that when you request a safety check, you ask your Gas Safe registered engineer to:
Not a landlord - what documentation is required?
If you are not a landlord it is always a good idea to confirm with your registered engineer what documentation will be provided before having any gas work done in your home, as there’s no legal requirement for registered engineers to provide any documentation. In most cases your registered engineer will provide you with some documentation as it is good practice to do so.
The level of detail provided on any documentation depends on the type of work undertaken and could vary from a simple job sheet or invoice to a record containing a similar level of detail and information to that provided in a Landlord’s Gas Safety Record. So if you require something specific, make sure you have agreed this with your registered engineer before they start work.