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I was wondering if anyone had any experience or thoughts on this please?

We have had a new gas system installed in a small block of offices; it has 3 floors (ground, first and second) and has a single, protected stairway.

The contractors have finished, but we went to inspect the premises today for general H&S reasons, and noticed that the main gas pipe has been fixed in the singe stairway.

Its copper and has not been enclosed in any way - I have attached a photo to show you what I mean.

Does this cause anyone a concern?  I've never seen this before - in the other properties we look after, the gas pipes are enclosed in cupboards and have vents / grills to the outside wall.

Is this 'compliant'?  I have done a bit of research and found this on a contractors website, but don't fully understand what it is saying, or what the fire hazards are associated with this?

Using Building Regulations guidance ADB and BS9999 , gas service and installation pipes or associated meters should not be incorporated within a protected stairway unless the gas installation is in accordance with the requirements for installation and connection set out in Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996 [62] in respect of the service pipes for natural gas and Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

My worry is that tenants may somehow damage the pipe accidentally.  But wondered if anyone had any experience or thoughts which may help guide me in the right direction please?

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51 minutes ago, Tom Sutton said:

has the owner received a building regulations compliance certificated?

Hi Tom - not for the gas installation.  They had sign off certificate when building first constructed (approximately 8 years ago).  But no certificate / sign off for the new gas system and the pipe in the stairway.  

What are you thinking?  

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On 07/06/2021 at 18:23, Meady said:

Hi Tom - not for the gas installation.  They had sign off certificate when building first constructed (approximately 8 years ago).  But no certificate / sign off for the new gas system and the pipe in the stairway.  

What are you thinking?  

I got one when they installed a gas pipe feeding my newly install gas boiler?

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