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Old 30-03-2016, 09:42
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Default Boiler safety checks

On the previous site we had our static on we used to have an annual boiler safety check which we we charged for. I could get it done cheaper but was not permitted (another rip off).

On our new site we don't seem to be subjected to these checks.

Who is responsible - the site owner or the static owner?
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Old 30-03-2016, 10:04
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On the previous site we had our static on we used to have an annual boiler safety check which we we charged for. I could get it done cheaper but was not permitted (another rip off).

On our new site we don't seem to be subjected to these checks.

Who is responsible - the site owner or the static owner?
I understand that the caravan owner is resposible for paying for the gas safety checks. Some sites insist that this is done by their own contractors but you are still liable to pay. If you are planning to let your van it is a legal requirement that this is done annually.

We don't let and haven't had check done yet, though our van is only a couple of years old.
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Old 30-03-2016, 10:49
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even if you don,t let the van out,a lot of insurance companies require that it is done.and it is in the interest of the van owner to get it done for safety,s sake.
i have also been told that a bi or trianual electricity check has or is about to be introduced.
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Old 30-03-2016, 12:42
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I agree about the safety checks on gas appliances. you can't be too careful even though you will probably have Carbon monoxide alarms. Not convinced that an electricity check is totally necessary, especially if you have a new van.
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I agree about the safety checks on gas appliances. you can't be too careful even though you will probably have Carbon monoxide alarms. Not convinced that an electricity check is totally necessary, especially if you have a new van.
sorry,i may have not been too clear,not for new vans,but from 3 years old onwards.
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Old 30-03-2016, 14:24
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When we used to let out an annual safety check was needed which we had to pay for
On the site we are on now no subletting allowed but no problem as site fees are only 1800 per year which includes rates for 50 week season
Ironically the boiler safety check/ service is included as part of the drain down/ drain up which costs 70 all in for ch boiler
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The Caravan owner is responsible for the gas safety test. If you let your caravan for financial gain then I understand it's a legal requirement to have a valid gas test certificate. The certs last 1 year.

We recommend that all caravans, are gas tested each year even if they are not let out.
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Got my annual service last year & the engineer replaced my carbon dioxide monitor, well worth it , lots of horror stories with gas so I like to be sorted
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Got my annual service last year & the engineer replaced my carbon dioxide monitor, well worth it , lots of horror stories with gas so I like to be sorted
That will have been a carbon MONOXIDE monitor, I expect. An important difference.

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I must admit that we have a gas safety check done every year after the van has stood for the winter. It is not that expensive and it just gives us peace of mind even if it's not compulsory. As the others have said, you can't be too careful where gas is concerned.
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