Gas certificates, plates and notices
When carrying out gas work, you'll need to use certain certificates, plates and notices.
Find out more about:
- gas system compliance certificates and plates
- defect notices
- gas inspection certificates
- ordering plates and carbon copy certificates
- returning plates and carbon copy certificates.
Gas system compliance certificates and plates
Gas system compliance certificates can be issued electronically, via a paperless e-certificate or by a carbon copy certificate book.
Resources Safety and Health Queensland offers gas fitters the option to complete and issue certificates online. E-certificates are a faster, easier way to issue a certificate. Once issued, you will instantly receive a PDF document that you can send onto your customer, the network provider and keep for your own records.
Access to e-certificates depends on the scope of your licence or authorisation.
Available options include:
- Gas system compliance certificate
- Gas system defect notice
- Vehicle/vessel gas system inspection certificate.
View the E-certificates for gas fitters video to find out more and learn about completing and purchasing e-certificates (PDF, 275KB).
Requirements for completing installations
When you complete an installation you must:
- give the owner or operator of the system the original copy of the gas system compliance certificate or email them an electronic copy of their e-certificate
- attach a gas system compliance plate or update the existing plate with the work you carried out. The plate shows the history of gas installation and who undertook the work. Read more about the requirements for installing compliance plates (PDF, 568KB).
- if the system is supplied with fuel gas by a distribution system or fuel gas network, give the operator of the system/network the second copy of the gas system compliance certificate or email the e-certificate within 5 business days after completing the installation. Read further information on requirements before starting work and information on contact details for operators.
- retain the third copy of the gas system compliance certificate for your records for at least 3 years.
If you have any safety concerns about a gas system you are working on, you must give the owner or operator a defect notice.
If you believe there is an imminent risk of material harm to persons or property, you must also:
- take appropriate measures to avoid, eliminate or minimise the risk
- immediately report the risk and measures taken by phoning
- the operator of the distribution system or fuel gas network
- the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate.
You do not need to give a defect notice if action is taken to immediately remedy the safety concern (e.g. you carry out gas work to immediately remedy the concern).
Gas inspection certificates
If you inspect, alter or install any part of a gas fuel system (in a vehicle, vessel or stationary engine), you must:
- give the owner or operator the original copy of the gas system inspection certificate or email them an electronic copy of their e-certificate
- attach an identifying label for the gas fuel system, retain the copy of the gas system inspection certificate or e-certificate for your records for at least 3 years
- retain the copy of the gas system inspection certificate or e-certificate for your records for at least 3 years.
Ordering plates and carbon copy certificates
Returning plates and carbon copy certificates
If your licence or authorisation has been cancelled, suspended or surrendered, you must not sell or give away any unused plates and certificates.
Any unused compliance goods purchased in relation to the gas work licence or authorisation (such as certificates, plates, and defect notices) should be returned to the Licensing and Authorisation Unit or securely disposed/destroyed.
Return plates or certificates to:
Licensing and Authorisation Unit
Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate
GPO Box 1321
BRISBANE QLD 4001
- Last reviewed: 10 Mar 2022
- Last updated: 10 Mar 2022