Introduced in July 2015, the new Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure will be enforced from July 1st 2016.  The NICEIC would like to highlight the importance of gas engineers being up to speed with the new version of GIUSP - available to registered engineers as a downloadable Technical Bulletin (TB 001) from Gas Safe's website.
 
Edition 7 provides guidance to Gas Safe registered businesses and engineers for dealing with unsafe situations in domestic and non-domestic premises supplied with natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas.
 
The key message for the regulations is that "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."

The updates include significant changes to previous Procedures:
  • The NCS (Not to Current Standards) category has been removed
  • In certain circumstances, turning off the gas to an At Risk (AR) installation won’t remove the risk or danger. They now have their own amended procedure engineers must follow
  • The GIUSP no longer lists installations that are RIDDOR reportable. However, you are still required to notify under 11(1) or 11(2) or RIDDOR
  • A ‘Danger Do Not Use’ warning label has been introduced.
 
When will these changes affect me?
This revised Unsafe Situations Procedure came into effect on July 1st 2015. However, to enable engineers and businesses to implement the necessary processes and carry out internal training to inform and update staff, Gas Safe Register will not be inspecting to this version of the Procedure until July 1st 2016. 
 
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  • Dealing with Unsafe Situations in Customers premises
  • RIDDOR
  • Unsafe Categories
  • Immediately dangerous
  • At Risk
  • Not to Current Standards
  • Concern for safety
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