CP12 and Boiler Service
A Gas Safety Certificate is referred to as a CP12 amongst the trade industry. This certificate is a report which outlines the gas applications that have been tested during an annual gas safety check.
A CP12 is a legal requirement in the UK for landlords and owners of commercial premises that use gas appliances. It is essential that all appliances are tested and serviced regularly to ensure that they are working efficiently and more importantly, safely.
Once you receive your Gas Safety Certificate, it is then valid for twelve months. It must be renewed annually. Tenants must be issued with a copy of the CP12 certificate within 28 days of the document being issued. Landlords are legally required to keep their copy of the form on file for a minimum of two years to allow for any auditing to be carried out should it be deemed necessary.
Your boiler is one of the hardest working appliances in the household, providing you with essential heat and hot water on a daily basis. It’s easy to take it for granted until something goes wrong and it breaks down. An annual service is a failsafe to prevent this occurrence from happening.
In the same way that a car has to pass an MOT to keep it roadworthy, you can think of an annual boiler service in the same way – it’s a safety check to make sure it’s all working properly and by getting it checked regularly you can catch small issues before they turn into major issues.
This could save you money on costly repairs or even replacement but it also gives you peace of mind that your boiler is safe.