About Gas Compliance Certificates

Gas Compliance Certificates

What is a Gas Compliance Certificate?

Gas Compliance Certificates are 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.

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 must 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 CoC?

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

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