Gas Certificates of Compliance

What is a Gas Compliance Certificate? 

A Gas Certificate of conformity is needed to ensure that the gas installation is safe, up to standard and leak-free. 

Regulation 17(3) of the Pressure Equipment Regulations, as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993, states that a Gas Certificate of Conformity must be issued when there is a transfer of ownership for a property. This came into effect in October 2009. 

For a certificate to be issued, the gas installation must comply with the SABS Regulations for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) installations (SANS 10087–1, as amended). 

This includes all built-in: 

  • Gas fireplaces or braais 
  • Gas stoves 
  • Gas geysers or hot water systems 

How long is a Gas Compliance Certificate valid for? 

A new certificate is required for every transfer; however, a new certificate should be issued with your yearly installation maintenance. 

How it works: 

  1. A DOSS Compliance Approved Contractor qualified and registered gas inspector will come to your property in Cape Town to do the inspection. 
  2. If the gas installation is compliant with regulations, we will issue your certificate at no additional cost to the inspection fee. 
  3. If the installation does not meet the regulation standards, we will quote you on any necessary repairs. 
  4. If you accept the quotation, we will arrange an appointment for the repairs to be done. 
  5. A DOSS Compliance Approved Contractor Gas repair team will efficiently attend to the repairs. 
  6. Once the repairs have been completed, we will issue your Gas Compliance Certificate at no additional cost. 

Gas installation compliance checklist: 

  • No gas leaks. 
  • No more than 9kg LPG is allowed inside a flat, 19kg LPG inside a house or 100kg LPG outside a free-standing property. 
  • All rubber components must be replaced every 5 years. 
  • All regulators must be replaced every 10 years. 
  • Correctly selected fittings must be used. 
  • There must be no electrical connections behind the hob and oven. 
  • Each appliance needs to have an isolation valve and must be approved by the SABS. 
  • The hose must not exceed 2m in length and cannot pass through a solid partition. 
  • The cylinder must be on a firm base (not on sand) and must be: 
  • 1m away from a door, open window, or boundary wall 
  • 5m from an electrical point above the valve 
  • 2m from drains or air-conditioning inlets 
  • 3m away from a window below 
  • 5m away from an electrical point below the valve 
  • A gas geyser must be 1.4m from the ground surface and 1m away from the valve. 

What is not covered by a Gas Compliance Certificate? 

  • All portable gas braais or gas heaters, which do not need a gas certificate of conformity. 

Other Services include the following

  • Electrical COC
  • Water COC
  • Beetle COC
  • Electric Fence COC


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