What is the difference between the two?
Just like the motor industry, an M.O.T is a compulsory annual inspection for safety testing exhaust emissions of motor vehicles of more than a specified age. At the end of this process a document certifying that a vehicle has passed the safety test or alternatively a list of defects which require attention before a valid Passed safety certificate can be issued. A Gas Safety Performance Inspection is reflective to an MOT within the Gas industry. A Gas Safety Performance Inspection (MOT) is not a service.
What is an Appliance Safety inspection?
An appliance safety inspection at a minimum includes all of the checks and tests to ensure the appliance is safe to operate.
What is an Appliance Service?
An appliance service will include all of the above checks and tests and any other specific checks, for inspection and/or cleaning of the appliance as specified and detailed in the appliance manufacturer’s instructions. This may include:
- If appropriate, an analysis of the combustion exhaust gases to ensure the appliance is burning the gas safely
- A check of the condition of the appliance including (but not limited to): the effectiveness of any seals, gaskets, the cleanliness of heat exchangers etc. and checking for any signs of heat or other distress
This is not an exhaustive list and servicing requirements will vary across appliance types and models.
Note: Some appliance servicing regimes provide an interim performance check (annual) to be used in order to determine the degree of dismantling the appliance and the level of servicing required.
Any maintenance required will be assessed, recorded then remedial work will be brought to the clients’ attention.
Gas Appliance Servicing is imperative for the safety and overall performance of an appliance.
Any appliance left unchecked could leave you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s an extremely good idea to have your gas pipework inspected at the same time as having a gas safety inspection.