The Gas Safety (Management) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2023

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Commencement: 5th April 2023

Amends: The Gas Safety (Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

Mini Summary

The Gas Safety (Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 apply to the conveyance of natural gas (methane) through pipes to domestic and other consumers. They cover the safe management of gas flow through a network, arrangements for dealing with supply emergencies, arrangements for dealing with gas incidents and gas composition.


These Regulations prohibit a person from conveying gas in a network unless they have prepared a safety case which has been accepted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and where any other person is conveying gas in that network, there is a sole network emergency co-ordinator for the network. Schedules 1 and 2 specify the particulars required for safety cases.

These Regulations require safety cases to be revised as often as appropriate. The procedures or arrangements described in a safety case must be followed.

These Regulations impose requirements on certain specified persons such as other gas utility companies, emergency service providers and others to co-operate with a person conveying gas in a network and with a network emergency co-ordinator to enable them to comply with the requirements of the Regulations.

Regulation 7 places duties on emergency reporting service providers to provide an emergency response service for people to report gas leaks to. This regulation also imposes specified duties on utility companies and others with respect to reported gas leaks and incidents and to the investigation of those incidents.

Regulation 8 and Schedule 3 imposes requirements with respect to the characteristics and testing of gas.

These Regulations impose requirements on the making and keeping of safety cases and associated documents.

The Regulations permit the HSE to grant exemptions from the requirements of the regulations.



A minor technical change is made to correct an error in The Gas Safety (Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2023.

There are no changes to duties for organisations.

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