The priority for gas engineers when encountering an unsafe situation is to safeguard life and property. It is essential that gas engineers are able to identify gas equipment which presents a danger - and know how to deal with it. This month, Gas Safe Register has withdrawn Edition 7.1 of The Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GUISP) which set out procedures for dealing with unsafe appliances. It has been replaced by a new document published by the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) called IGEM/G/11 and you should take a look at it. What’s the new procedure for? The new document has been drawn up in order to help competent engineers meet their legal duties in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR) and associated Approved Code of Practice and Guidance. It shows engineers:Back to Insights
- how to identify gas equipment that presents a danger
- how to correctly classify unsafe gas installations
- the actions that should be taken to prevent accidents and risks to safety.