Tuesday, 26 August 2008

CORGI regulations for flats

Corgi have issued regulations to its members that from 1st January 2008 all gas cooking appliances for use in flats and other multi-dwelling buildings cannot be installed unless they contain Flame Supervision Devices.

What is a Flame Supervision Device.?

A Flame supervision device is part of the gas burner system and detects if the flame is extinguished and cuts off the gas supply.

What type of properties does it affect?

The description from Corgi states Flats and Multi-Dwelling buildings. This includes buildings that include a number of individual dwellings for domestic purposes only together with dual-purpose properties such as flats above shops and offices. It does not include properties that are for commercial use only or detached, semi detached, terraced houses and houses with loft conversions.

What happens if a Corgi engineer identifies a gas cooking appliances installed in a flat or multi-dwelling building without a suitable flame supervision device that was installed prior to 1st January 2008?

The appliance will be classified by the engineer as "Not to Current Standards". This does not mean that the product needs to be changed immediately but is to advise the consumer that when when they come to change their appliance that they need to buy a model with a Flame Supervision Device.

Does this apply to dual fuel models?

Yes. It applies to anything that has a gas hob or oven

Does this apply to built in gas ovens?

For more information please visit the CORGI Landlords website