A Certificate of Conformity for Gas Appliances, also known as a gas compliance certificate, is a certificate issued by an authorised person registered with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of South Africa after he has inspected the installation, and is satisfied that it is safe, and leak free. The certificate warrants that any gas appliances present on the property are safe according to the applicable standards. A certificate must be obtained whenever a gas appliance is installed, altered or modified and upon any change of ownership of the property.
The terms ‘gas’ and ‘gas system’ are broadly defined and will include anything that uses any amount of gas. Hot water systems, gas fires, gas ovens and hobs and built in gas braai equipment must be construed as gas appliances.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act read with the pressure equipment regulations provide that every gas installation must have a valid Certificate of Conformity for Gas appliances.