No – Regulation 36 (9) of The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, which details a landlord’s duties, states the following about safety checks:
(9) A safety check carried out pursuant to paragraph (3) above shall include, but shall not be limited to, an examination of the matters referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) of regulation 26 (9) of these Regulations.
Regulation 26 (9) states:
Where a person performs work on a gas appliance he shall immediately thereafter examine—
(a)the effectiveness of any flue;
(b)the supply of combustion air;
(c)its operating pressure or heat input or, where necessary, both;
(d)its operation so as to ensure its safe functioning,
Therefore, a visual inspection of a hob would not satisfy the regulatory requirements placed upon an engineer under Regulation 26 (9) of The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
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