When did the regulations change?
In June 2006, the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) published IGE/G/5. This document provides guidance on the design, installation, operation and maintenance of gas supplies to and in any building containing a number of individual dwellings for domestic purposes only.
What do the regulations say?
All new installations of flueless gas appliances installed in multi-dwelling buildings need to incorporate a flame supervision device (FSD) on all burners, and comply with the guidance (IGE/G/5).
What is a Flame Supervision Device?
A flame supervision device (FSD) will cut off the gas supply if it detects that the flame is extinguished.
Where do the Regulations apply?
Please note: This list is not exhaustive and is provided for guidance only
Multi-storey blocks of flats
Single storey maisonettes
Other buildings which have been subdivided into domestic dwellings
Buildings containing or served by one primary meter
Buildings containing or served by more than one secondary meter used for billing purposes
Buildings containing or served by one primary meter, but with more than one AECV
Detached, semi-detached or terraced houses or bungalows comprising of a single dwelling predominantly occupied by a single family
Industrial/ commercial buildings not containing a domestic dwelling
When did the regulations come into effect?
The regulation came in to effect on 1st June 2008
The original implementation date was 1/1/08. This was changed to 1/6/11 to allow manufacturer to provide suitable numbers of appliances.
Second-hand and previously used appliances
The regulations do not cover the installation of second-hand and previously used appliances.
“Not to current Standard”
Any new flueless appliance not having FSD protection on all burners in a multi-dwelling building, may be classified as “Not to current Standard” (NCS) in accordance with the procedure given in the current Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP). A registered installer who carries out such an installation will required to bring the installation up to standard to retain their GasSafe registration.
Further information and Assistance
For further guidance please refer to IGE/G/5 Gas in flats and other multi-dwelling buildings, available from the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers website or contact the GAS SAFE Technical Helpline on 0870 401 2400.
For further information about what counts as a new, used or second hand appliance please call the GAS SAFE Technical Helpline on 0870 401 2400