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Health & Safety Checks - Gas & Electrical

Gas Servicing

If you have a gas supply to your property Corby Borough Council, as your landlord, has a duty to maintain all Council owned appliances in the property and this will include an annual inspection of the gas appliances to ensure that they are safe.

We do this because:

  • It keeps you safe
  • It means your appliances are less likely to break down and
  • We are required to by Law.

30 people a year die after breathing fumes from their gas supply or appliances, these deaths could have been prevented by regular maintenance.  Regular maintenance should ensure that your appliances work safely and keep you warm during the winter.

How do you make sure your appliance is serviced?
The Council has a programme of servicing between January and December which is undertaken by our gas servicing contractor Aaron Services Limited.

(Approximately two months before the scheduled due date, the contractor will contact you by letter advising you of the day of service. If this date is not convenient to you, you must let the contractor know this as soon as possible and arrange a suitable date.

The engineer will visit your property when your service is due and carry out the service. In the event of any no access they will leave a card for you to telephone and arrange an appointment.  If after 3 visits the contractor has been unable to gain entry, Corby Borough Council will send a further letter as a reminder.

If we are still unable to access your home we will pass your details to our legal section who will apply to the court for an injunction allowing us access.

  • Remember if you smell Gas call Cadent immediately on 0800 111 999
  • And
  • Open all your windows and doors
  • Do not turn on or off any light switches, sockets and/or electrical appliances including door bells and mobile phones
  • Do not light any matches or smoke
  • Turn off your gas supply normally located next to the meter.

Electrical Servicing

As your landlord we have a duty to maintain and ensure the electrical supply within your property is safe to use and a current Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is in place..A programme is in place and when a test is required our contractor, Electrical Compliance & Safety (ECS) will contact you to arrange.

We do this because

  • It keeps you safe
  • Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded
  • Find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards and identify any defective electrical works.
  • We are required to by law

We will contact you by letter as and when your property requires an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

A fully qualified Electrical Engineer will visit your property when your EICR is due and carry out the test. In the event of any no access they will leave a card for you to telephone and arrange an appointment. After 3 visits if the contractor has been unable to gain entry, a referral will be made to Landlord Services who will then contact you regarding their requirements to allow access.  Should no access be gained still, we will look to enforce this via the Housing and Tenant Acts as appropriate.

If you require further information contact Philip Doherty 01536 740065 or email the teams at

Email: DepotElectric.cbc@northnorthants.gov.uk

Email: Depotgas.cbc@northnorthants.gov.uk

Last updated: Monday 30th January 2023 07:38:00 AM
Review date: Tuesday 11th April 2023 07:37:43 AM