Gas Safety

Why Choose Us?

We at First Gas Services specialise in Gas Safety Checks/Servicing & Landlord Safety Certificates within Edinburgh & the Lothians.

It is important that all gas systems & appliances are in safe working operation & checked regularly by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. This applies whether you are a Private Home Owner or a Landlord. Our highly trained Gas Safe Registered engineers have the knowledge & experience to make sure all your gas appliances are safe & comply with current regulations.

All certificates are sent via email attached in pdf format to the invoice on same day of visit, providing a fast & convenient service to the client.


A Gas Safety Check includes all of the checks and tests to ensure the appliance is safe to operate, for example:

  • It is correctly set and adjusted to ensure the gas is burning correctly
  • It is of a type suitable for the room in which it is located
  • It is physically stable, securely fitted and properly connected to the gas pipework
  • There is an adequate and permanent air supply suitable for the appliance type installed
  • Any flues or chimneys are operating correctly
  • All safety devices function correctly
  • If appropriate, an analysis of the combustion exhaust gases to ensure the appliance is burning the gas safely

A Service includes all of the above checks & inspection and/or cleaning of the appliance as specified and detailed in the appliance manufacturer’s instructions.

Unsafe gas appliances can produce a highly poisonous gas called carbon monoxide (CO). It can cause death as well as serious long term health problems such as brain damage. Carbon Monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of gas. This happens when a gas appliance has been incorrectly fitted, badly repaired or poorly maintained. It can also occur if flues, chimneys or if vents are blocked. Carbon Monoxide poisoning occurs when you breathe in the gas and it replaces oxygen in your bloodstream. Without oxygen, your body tissue and cells die. Even small amounts of the gas can cause Carbon Monoxide poisoning, and long term effects can include paralysis and brain damage.

We supply & fit Carbon Monoxide Detectors with a minimum of 7 years battery life, which all comply to BS EN50291. It is advisable to have a Carbon Monoxide Detector fitted in any room with a gas appliance installed. Carbon Monoxide Detectors will alert you to the presence of the poisonous gas in your property. Although no substitute for having your appliances serviced and checked regularly, fitting a Carbon Monoxide Detector in your property is strongly recommended as a second line of defence.

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Client Testimonials

  • Gary and his First Gas team have undertaken gas safety checks, boiler installation, plumbing services and PAT tests for a number of our properties in Edinburgh. Work has been completed on time, in a professional manner and to a good standard. We would have no hesitation in recommending First Gas Services to landlords, tenants, homeowners and the like.

    Eric & Nicola Wardle Private Customer/Landlord
  • I’ve been using First Gas Services for a few years & wouldn’t look elsewhere. Reliable, trustworthy & know their stuff. Their prices are competitive.

    Tim Dale Private Customer/Landlord
  • After several years of using expensive & inconsistent plumbing tradesmen, a friend recommended First Gas Services. After providing a competitive quote before carrying out any work, they complete jobs to a very high standard, & always on time. They’ve also helped us out at very short notice on at least three occasions. We wouldn’t use any other company & wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gary & his team.

    Gavin Weir Private Customer/Landlord
  • I have used First Gas Services for both myself & my elderly mother, I have found them to be very professional, prompt, & friendly. Even with the smallest of problems I was treated with respect, nothing seems to be a hassle. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

    Deborah Hill Private Customer/Landlord
  • We have been using First Gas Services for over a year and have been very impressed with their high level of service. Their behind the scenes administration & communication is excellent, which is where many trades companies fall down. They schedule visits within hours of us requesting them, turn up when they should, communicate back on issues found & quote for work immediately and invoice as soon as the job is complete. I can also trust them completely to manage difficult situations with tenants.

    Rick McCann At Home In Edinburgh Ltd
  • Gary and the guys at First Gas Services have completed well in excess of 1000 gas and plumbing related jobs on our behalf over recent years. The whole team are a true reflection of Gary’s commitment to ensuring service satisfaction. It is vital to us that communications, reports, estimates and invoices are timely and thorough. With First Gas we can trust that this is the norm. I would recommend the team at every opportunity!

    David Paton Scotia Property Services Ltd