Issue 36 – March 2012
It is important to clarify the status of electronic records of paper gas certificates as there appears to be some misunderstanding among tradespeople. Where an installation was certified using a paper certificate, that certificate serves as the true, legal document. The electronic record of a paper certificate only serves as a record that the paper version exists. A disclaimer clarifying this has been added to the online gas certificate database. It is important to note that if there are any inconsistencies between the paper certificate and the electronic record of it, then the paper version prevails.
Summarised from the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board February 2012 info brief.