Installer News

Death by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Families weep as gas fitter jailed for manslughter of two students

Modifications to the Gas Criteria Document

As from 1 March 2014 applicants who wish to register with RGII need to be in possession of a Trade Certificate. This requirement is in addition to the requirements up to that date.

Prosecution of Non Registered Gas Installer

The CER has today, 19th February 2014, published a Press Release regarding the prosecution of an individual who carried out Gas Works while not being registered as a Registered Gas Installer and for portraying himself as a Registered Gas Installer.

Recall of PEAKGAS LPG Regulator

Following on from the last TC2 meeting and reviewing the RAPEX list of notifications it was decided to notify all Installers of the potential risk from a LPG regulator that has been recalled in Denmark. Details of the regulator and the issues are detailed below.

Reminder of the Requirements for registration with RGII post 28th Feb 2014

CER decision & response paper - modifications to the gas criteria document

Competency Assessment of RGIs

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) operates the Registered Gas Installer (RGI) regulatory scheme. To further improve the scheme the CER is introducing the requirement for all RGIs to undertake a competency assessment on a five year cycle, as previously detailed in the Criteria Document (cer08/130v1.3).

Gas Installers Representative Panel

A new Gas Installers Representative Panel has been elected.

Ridge Tile Safety Project

Bord Gáis Networks have issued correspondence to homeowners in Counties Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny, Kildare and Wicklow identified by street surveys as having a potential ridge tile flue arrangement. The correspondence advises homeowners to engage an RGI to carry out a survey of their flue system if they believe that they have a ridge tile flue arrangement. This type of survey requires a visual survey of the ridge tile flue arrangement and necessitates access to attic spaces by the RGI.

Thermia Heat Pump: Models 1050 and 1550

Urgent Product safety Notice: A potential fire safety hazard has been identified regarding the above heat pumps.

prI.S. 813:2012 – Domestic Gas Installation (Edition 3)

The draft revision of prI.S. 813:2012 is available for review and comment on NSAI Your Standards, Your Say on www.nsai.ie . Comments must be submitted online using Your Standards, Your Say.

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