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I have a old gas boiler under my sink in the kitchen. Next to the boiler is a little patch thing which says if dark colour its bad ie. it detects carbon monoxide. The sticker is a red colour with faint patches of white, I believe white was the original safe colour. I have had an engineer checking it once a year but never seen proof he is corgi registered and not had copies of safety certificate (didnt realise till I read here I should have one). I suspect it may be some guy employed by landlord and he just passes it regardless so want a independent check, if I have this check done and he finds a fault and more serious he finds a safety hazard can I claim the cost of this check back of my landlord? Also what is the best way to go about all this? thanks.

My sister works for a major gas company so I expect I can at least get it checked for a cheap cost luckily.

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I have a old gas boiler under my sink in the kitchen. Next to the boiler is a little patch thing which says if dark colour its bad ie. it detects carbon monoxide. The sticker is a red colour with faint patches of white, I believe white was the original safe colour. I have had an engineer checking it once a year but never seen proof he is corgi registered and not had copies of safety certificate (didnt realise till I read here I should have one). I suspect it may be some guy employed by landlord and he just passes it regardless so want a independent check, if I have this check done and he finds a fault and more serious he finds a safety hazard can I claim the cost of this check back of my landlord? Also what is the best way to go about all this? thanks.

My sister works for a major gas company so I expect I can at least get it checked for a cheap cost luckily.

Sounds dodgy - I believe Corgi registered engineers are supposed to a leave a copy with the householder. Could your landlord of just got in some mate to do the check?

If you are worried go to the housing standards dept at the council - they are usually part of Environmetnal Health

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To start with I'd contact the LL (if by phone, with a follow-up letter or email to start generating a paper trail), stating that the monoxide sensor has changed colour and requesting an inspection by a CORGI registered engineer on those grounds (quoting the chapter and verse which says you're entitled to said certificate). If that isn't forthcoming, or if the engineer refuses to hand over a certificate at the end of his visit, then's the time to get the council involved.

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My patch was that colour out of the package. It goes black when exposed to CO. If you want to make sure go and look at a new one in your local hardware store.

The rest sounds a bit dodgy though. Its a legal req to have it checked and certfied every year and you should be getting a copy of this.

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Be careful about the certificate & CORGI, I've got a dodgy gas safety certificate here which a Corgi registered company issued to the LA managing my property, they sent a copy to me becuase when I moved in there was no cert.

Problem is noone ever came and inspected it, I have CCTV fitted inside my house I rent becuase I dont know who still has keys so I dont want unwanted visitors, and to date no inspection has been carried out yet I have an undated Gas Safety Cert for the property I rent.

I've reported this to Corgi and they replied with a letter which I got today saying they can only investigate work thats been carried out. As the work hasnt been carried out they cant investigate! So any CORGI gas inspector can issue a cert and not face any penalties!

They advised I contact local Trading Standards Office! What a waste of space CORGI is.

Write to Health and Safety Executive ,who licence Corgi, and ask them for their comments on the above. Website is hse.gov.uk

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Those detectors are crap and go funny with age / humidity / temperature anyway. Get a proper detector as above they are cheap enough...

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If you suspect a gas leak ring the gas board and they'll come out and do a test. They will disconnect your gas if there is a problem with it though - and the landlord needs to solve the problem.

0800 111 999

If you've got a dodgy boiler you need to get it sorted ASAP. Carbon monoxide - It can kill. It's silent and invisble.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/co.htm

http://england.shelter.org.uk/advice/advice-4048.cfm

I'm sure shelter can tell you how to get it sorted.

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