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The Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2008

Welcome to ESV’s step-by-step guide to the application and acceptance process for complex gas installations and Type B appliances.
The information below explains how the gas installation application and acceptance process works.

The Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2008

The Gas Safety (Gas installation) Regulations 2008 (Part 4) require specific information be provided to ESV by persons seeking acceptance of a gas installation.

Required applicant information

The following applicant information is required:

  • Name of applicant
  • Business address
  • VBA licence number
  • Contact details, and
  • The installation address

Gas installation or Type B appliance information

Details about the complex gas installation or Type B appliance must also be provided.
The information required is dependent on a number of factors detailed in Schedules 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, located at the end of the Regulations.

Thresholds have been set to categorise gas installations – the information required depends on the category of the gas installation.

Applications for all complex gas installations must include the information listed in Schedule 7 of the Regulations.
However, section 31 (2) of the Regulations state that if the gas installation is to:

  • have a total gas rate exceeding 3.8 gigajoules (3800 MJ) per hour, or
  • have an operating pressure exceeding 200 kilopascals, or
  • be installed in a building exceeding 10 storeys above ground level

Then an application must contain or be accompanied by the information listed in Schedule 8, in addition to the Schedule 7 requirements.
If a gas installation contains a Type B appliance, an application for acceptance of the gas installation must also contain or be accompanied by the information listed in Schedule 9.