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We insist on a LGSR for all and any gas work including new installations. We also require the work content to be suitably recorded on the LGSR.
For our internal work force we have a single version of LGSR which allows a quick tick-box across the top to define work type: Service, Safety Check, Repair, Installation, Void, Mutual Exchange, Visual Inspection or QC
Is this a ‘protected shaft’ or is it fire sealed at each compartment? You state that at each floor there is a door, not taking fire regulations into account, if a door is fitted the space behind is no longer a duct and as such does not need venting. I have had this confirmed during a Gas Safe site visit,
As Kim has stated you may also need to look at pipe construction and joining method for suitability in escape routes. Consideration into the use of Trac-Pipe or similar, providing no joints, may alleviate the ventilation requirements.
At Cornwall Housing (ALMO) we currently run at 24 hrs during heating season and 3 days outside for heating and hot water repairs.
I will ask our gas team for a copy of the warning label, if I can have an email address to forward. I am not aware of any operatives locking off an ECV, as technically not our property, we do however have a few that have been locked off by suppliers. We would still undertake annual inspection on these.
We too have an increasing number of these and as you suggest we continue the annual cycle to ensure the meter still has the disc inserted. The asset components are logged as capped on the LGSR, Housing Management and Servicing Databases, a label is also attached to the meter to prompt if AN. Other or the supplier attend to reinstate supplies there is a reason for the disc. We are yet to find any properties that have been reinstated without us undertaking the work.
We would also not give tenant permission to have their meter removed as in most cases the combi will be the only heat and hot water source. A tenant can chose not to use the provision but we will not be responsible for the provision being removed completely as removal of gas meter would imply.