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These regulations came into force on 4 May 2010.
However Regulation 45(external link), exempting certain types of gasfitting from certification, came into force on 1 April 2010 to coincide with the updated definition of gasfitting(external link) under Section 5 of the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.
The Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010(external link) prescribe:
- The general rules and requirements about safety.
- The point of supply.
- Requirements for safety management systems that operators of gas supply systems must meet by 4 May 2013. This includes setting the 'brightline' for which gas supply systems are required to have an SMS.
- The certification regime for gas appliances.
- Two levels of offences and infringement offences.
- Transitional provisions.