Gas appliance safety

The Gas Appliance Regulations

Regulation (EU) 2016/426 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on appliances burning gaseous fuels has been transposed into Irish legislation by the European Union (Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels) Regulations 2018 [S.I. No. 126/2018].

The legislation provides that all devices and appliances burning gaseous fuels cannot be placed on the market unless it complies with the essential health and safety requirements in the Gas Appliance Regulations.

How is a Gas Appliance defined?

According to the EU Gas Appliance Regulations, ‘appliances’ means appliances burning gaseous fuels used for cooking, refrigeration, air-conditioning, space heating, hot water production, lighting or washing, and also forced draught burners and heating bodies to be equipped with such burners;

Gas appliances are items like gas cookers, gas heaters, patio heaters, gas-fired barbeques, etc.

The CCPC’s role

The CCPC is the market surveillance authority for gas appliances for consumer use.  The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is the market surveillance authority for gas appliances for non-domestic use.

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