GIUSP Danger Do Not Use

Unsafe situations

New risk classification: Danger Do Not Use

The single message of Danger Do Not Use helps householders understand when appliances must not be used. Here’s Registered Gas Engineer’s guide to the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure.

The single safety message sends a clear warning to the gas user/ responsible person that the appliance/installation is unsafe. It provides a means for engineers to fulfil the requirements under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to notify responsible persons and owners of premises/appliances of gas safety defects and dangers.

The actions for the gas engineer remain unchanged: that is to seek permission to turn off for both AR and ID situations and, additionally, for ID situations to call the Emergency Service Provider (ESP), or gas supplier for LPG, if permission to disconnect is not given.

Attach a Danger Do Not Use warning label to the appliance/installation in a prominent position. Ask the responsible person to sign the Warning Notice, giving one to them and keeping one for your records.

GIUSP provides extensive guidance on identifying unsafe gas situations, but it is impossible to cover each and every situation. Where the situation is not specifically covered in GIUSP, a risk classification process should be applied, using your own professional judgement of each situation on its own merits to identify the appropriate category.

Edition 7.1 of GIUSP is now available. You can download GIUSP free by logging into your online account at www.gassaferegister.

Note: The version published on Gas Safe Register’s website is the current controlled copy. The information contained within GIUSP is reviewed and updated regularly, and so the online version is always the most up-t0-date edition.

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