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 certificates
- returning plates and certificates.
Gas system compliance certificates and plates
If you are authorised to do so, when you complete an installation you must:
- Give the owner or operator of the system the original copy of the gas system compliance 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, 361KB).
- 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 (within 5 business days after completing the installation).
- 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 calling
- 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
- attach an identifying label for the gas fuel system
- retain the copy of the gas system inspection certificate for your records for at least 3 years.
Ordering plates and certificates
Returning plates and certificates
If your licence or authorisation has been cancelled, suspended or surrendered, you must not sell or give away any unused plates and certificates. You'll need to return your licence or authorisation immediately to the Licence and Authorisation Unit and destroy any used plates and certificates.
- Last reviewed: 18 Jun 2019
- Last updated: 26 Jul 2019