New change to how to deal with unsafe situations
Are you aware of a major change to the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP)? Unsafe gas appliances can put homeowners at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions. Find out what changes have been made to keep everyone protected in the event of an unsafe situation…
As of July 1st 2015, new GIUSP came into play aimed at Gas Safe registered engineers dealing with unsafe situations. Here’s a brief summary of what has changed – take note, as this will affect your day-to-day operation as a gas professional:
- The Not to Current Standards (NCS) classification has been removed from the procedure
- Irrespective of the classification being At Risk (AR) or Immediately Dangerous (ID) the message to the consumer should be the same – DANGER, DO NOT USE
- A new warning label has been developed to reflect this
- Although there is one message for the gas user for ID and AR situations, the actions that should be undertaken by you (the engineer) remains the same
- You may record NCS situations, but this should no longer be done as part of any unsafe situation warning notice
- We encourage you to adopt the revised procedure as soon as possible; however there will be a 12 month lead-in period and we will start to inspect this procedure from July 2016.
For full details on the changes, click here.
To find out more on why the GIUSP has changed Click Here.