Gas Safety Checklist - Victorian Building Authority

Use the Gas Safety Checklist from Australia's Victorian Building Authority for a thorough inspection ensuring compliance and safety in gas installations.

Gas Safety Checklist - Victorian Building Authority



Gasfitter Details

1. First Name


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2. Last Name


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3. Registration/Licence number


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Gasfitter Supervisor Details

1. First Name


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2. Last Name


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3. License number


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Vendor Details

1. Business name of vendor


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2. ABN of vendor


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Gasfitting Work Details

2. Address


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3. Details of work


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Appliance Details

1. What is the make of the appliance?


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2. What is the model?


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3. What is the model number?


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4. What gas type does it use?


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5. What is the serial number or date of manufacture?


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6. Which certification body certified it?


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7. What is the certification number?


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Appliance Work

1. Has the appliance been cleaned?


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2. Is there evidence of gas product certification?


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3. Is the appliance subject to any safety recall, prohibitions, or notices?


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4. Has the appliance been altered since manufacture in a manner which may render it unsafe?


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5. Is the appliance certified for use in the location where it is installed and is it suitable for the connected gas supply?


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6. Is the appliance installed in accordance with the relevant edition of AS/NZS 5601?


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7. Is the appliance appropriately secured?


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8. Is the appliance gas-tight after performing a visual inspection and leakage test?


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9. Is the flue cowl, chimney plate, flue terminal, and flue (where accessible) in good condition and clear of obstruction?


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10. Where applicable, does the appliance have an accessible means of electrical isolation?


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11. Is the appliance regulator accessible for servicing and adjustment?


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12. Where applicable, is the flue, or its surroundings, clear of signs of scorching or overheating?


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13. Where applicable, is the flue adequately supported and correctly installed (i.e., the terminal has the correct clearance distance) and sealed at the roof penetration?


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14. Is there any evidence of worn or damaged components?


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15. Was there any build-up of dust or other foreign matter in or on the appliance that may affect correct operation?


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16. Are flame sensor rods, ignition electrodes, and thermocouples free of carbon deposits (i.e., soot)?


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17. For appliances connected with a hose assembly, is the condition of the hose satisfactory?


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18. Is the gas supply pressure to the appliance inlet adequate (1.13 or 2.75 kPa LPG) when all gas appliances are in operation?


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19. Is the nominal burner pressure correct?


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20. Is the ignition and re-ignition reliable and complete?


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21. Where applicable, does the flame safeguard allow for flame establishment within the period specified in the appliance manufacturer's instructions?


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22. Where applicable, does the flame safeguard isolate the gas supply when there has been an interruption to the gas supply?


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23. Does the appliance burner flame exhibit any flame abnormality?


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24. For appliances with a turndown setting, does the burner flame remain stable when operated from the high to the low setting?


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25. Is there any abnormal noise and/or vibration during the operation of the appliance?


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26. Where applicable, are burner flames stable when opening and closing doors associated with the appliance or the installation?


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27. Do control knobs and door handles become too hot to touch while the appliance is in operation?


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28. For heated water, has the PTR (pressure and temperature relief) valve been checked for correct operation?


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29. Where applicable, is there any evidence of a cracked heat exchanger?


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30. For open-flued appliances, does the appliance operate so that there is no spillage of combustion products?


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31. Was a negative pressure identified at the appliance?


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32. Provide the details of the combustion products detection equipment:


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33. What is the instrument calibration date?


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34. What is the number and location of exhaust fans?


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35. What is the combustion products spillage (CO Concentration (ppm) and/or CO2 (%)) if applicable?


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36. Is a background check done with the appliance off?


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37. Is a background check after 5 min of appliance operation on appliances other than Type 1 decorative log fires done? 


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38. Is a background check after 10 min of appliance operation done? (Type 1 decorative log fire in chimney)


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39. What is the final reading at the appliance on high?


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