BS 6172:2010 + A1:2017 Specification for installation, servicing and maintenance of domestic gas cooking appliances (2nd and 3rd family gases)

BS 6172:2010+A1:2017

Specification for installation, servicing and maintenance of domestic gas cooking appliances (2nd and 3rd family gases). Specification

Status : Current   Published : November 2010



What is this standard about?

It enables the safe installation, servicing and maintenance of gas-fired cooking appliances. 

Who is this standard for?

It will be adopted by gas cooker installers, as well as other gas industry operatives including: 

  • Gas Engineers 
  • Appliance Manufacturers
  • Gas Safe Register Inspectors
  • The Health and Safety Executive
  • Training centres and accreditation bodies
  • Industry trade and institutional bodies
  • Colleges
  • Councils

Why should you use this standard?

It specifies requirements for the installation, servicing and maintenance of new, previously used and second hand domestic gas-fired cooking appliances in domestic, commercial and industrial premises including educational establishments. 

NOTE 1 For the purposes of this standard, installation includes design, inspection and commissioning. It is recognized that each of these tasks can at times be performed by the same persons.

NOTE 2 As well as normally constructed dwellings, domestic premises include any permanently sited leisure accommodation vehicles, residential park homes and permanently moored boats. Particular and additional requirements exist for the supply of gas to these categories of premises and can be found in IGEM/G/6 [13]. Neither this standard nor IGEM/G/6 [13] applies to gas installations in towed or motorized caravans.

NOTE 3 Where domestic cooking appliances are installed in commercial or industrial premises in conjunction with catering appliances, reference should be made to BS 6173, particularly with regard to ventilation and extraction.

NOTE 4 For commercial premises that are primarily domestic premises, e.g. a small bed and breakfast premises, the general rules of BS 6173 do not apply except with respect to hygiene and general safety.

What’s changed since the last update?

This amended standard reflects the significant change in Europe introduced to facilitate the adoption of gas cooker hoses and sockets that comply with BS EN 14800 and gas hose connection valves compliant with BS EN 15069.

Standard NumberBS 6172:2010+A1:2017
TitleSpecification for installation, servicing and maintenance of domestic gas cooking appliances (2nd and 3rd family gases). Specification
Publication Date30 November 2010
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 50379-3:2012, BS EN 15266:2007, BS 5440-2:2009, BS 669-1:1989, BS EN 14800:2007, BS 7838:1996, BS 7927:1998, BS 5440-1:2008, BS 6891:2015, BS 5482-1:2005, BS 7671:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)The Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, The Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2004, The Gas Cooking Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1989, The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994, The Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1992, The Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995, The Building Regulations 2000, The Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 1999, The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, BS 7967-2:2005, BS 7967-1:2005, BS EN 30-1-3:2003, BS EN 30-1-2:2012, BS 6173:2009, BS 5386-3:1980, BS 6798:2014, BS 7967-4:2007, BS EN 30-1-1:2008, BS 5386-4:1983, BS EN 50292:2013, BS EN 50291:2001, BS EN 30-2-2:1999, BS 7967-3:2005
ReplacesBS 6172:2004
Amended ByAmendment, July 2017
Draft Superseded By17/30349507 DC
DescriptorsInstructions for use, Maintenance, Clearances, Installation, Catering equipment, Siting, Domestic, Ventilation, Cookers, 3rd family gases, Pipe connections, Hose connectors, Electric connectors, Cooking appliances, Stability, Gas-powered devices, 2nd family gases, Personnel, Household equipment, Commissioning
ISBN978 0 580 95971 4
File Size871 KB

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