Housing Plus Group has become one of the first housing providers to deploy Gas Tag’s gas safety technology throughout its 12,000 properties in Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Instead of the current ‘locally stored’ method of managing gas-safety checks and certificates, Gas Tag enables these checks to be captured on-site using an app on a smartphone. This enables the checks to be monitored in real time, protects tenants from illegal gas-fitters and enforces gas-safety regulations.
Stephen Collins, director of property, Housing Plus Group, said, “Keeping track of the paper trail for annual gas certificates, replacement boilers and new appliances presents a serious challenge for housing providers.
“The beauty of Gas Tag is that it’s a single system. There’s nothing in the market that provides a holistic application. Currently our seven or eight compliance obligations are managed separately and then we bring them together.”
A physical Gas Tag is placed in each property and tracks that all of the gas appliances, services and installations are carried out by Gas Safe Registered engineers. Each engineer can evidence their competency and their completed job gets uploaded to a centralised portal where the data can be monitored. Illegal gas fitters are unable to access the Gas Tag app and can’t carry out any work through the Gas Tag portal.