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.