Cooking with gas?
Regulations concerning gas cooking appliances
What are the requirements?
Since 2008, any new gas
cooking appliances bought for use in ‘multi occupancy
properties’ (flat, multi-storey flat, maisonette,
bedsit, sheltered flat or sheltered bedsit) cannot be
installed unless they contain a Flame Supervision
This is not a requirement for commercial
properties, terraced houses, detached or semi detached houses.
What is a Flame Supervision
A Flame Supervision Device makes gas hob
burners safer. They detect when there is no flame present on the
appliance and automatically switch off the fuel supply. This stops
the build up of gas, which if ignited could lead to an explosion or
a fire. A Flame Supervision Device is also known as a Flame Safety
Device or Flame Failure Device.
How does this affect
If you live in, or are about to take up
residency in, a flat, maisonette or bedsit or sheltered flat, any
new gas cookers or gas hobs must be fitted with a Flame Supervision
Always use a Gas Safe registered
engineer to install, repair and service your