As at 22 October 2018, two sets of gas safety regulations under the Gas Safety Act come into effect to replace three sets of gas safety regulations. The new regulations are:
- Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations , which replaces the 2008 version.
- Gas Safety (Safety Case) Regulations , which replaces the 2008 version.
Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2018The primary objective of the Regulations are to reduce the risks associated with the use of gas appliances and gasfitting work, and to ensure that controls on gas appliances and complex gas installations operate efficiently. Click to see the new Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations.
Gas Safety (Safety Case) Regulations 2018The regulations require gas companies – including natural gas transmission and distribution companies, gas retailers and LP Gas businesses – to submit a safety case to ESV and to comply with an accepted safety case. The Gas Safety Act also allows submission of safety cases for complex gas installations on a voluntary basis and permits complex gas installation operators and Type B gas appliance manufacturers to seek exemption from prescriptive compliance requirements. The primary objective of the Regulations are to prescribe content requirements for safety cases and safety management systems, standards of gas quality and requirements for testing of gas conveyed through pipelines, and requirements for reporting of gas incidents to ESV. Click to see the new Gas Safety (Safety Case) Regulations.
Safety case policy and guidelinesIn addition to the new regulations, ESV has published two key documents which support the application of the safety case regime.
- Gas and Pipeline Infrastructure Safety Case Policy. This document explains how ESV intends to interpret and apply the safety case regime, and clarify what is intended to be achieved through compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Click to see the policy.
- Gas Safety Case Preparation and Submission for Facilities and Pipelines Guidelines. This document is intended to help you better understand how to develop and comply with an accepted safety case are also available today. Click to see the guidelines.
Reviewed 18 January 2023