All landlords and contractors can now access Gas Tag’s latest feature, designed to ensure that they are compliant during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Launched earlier this month, Gas Tag’s new functionality makes it easier for landlords and contractors to meet their regulatory requirements, such as annual gas safety checks and other compliance services during the outbreak, as it allows engineers to report a failed access attempt due to a resident self-isolating.
The sector has been advised that it should continue to carry out gas and safety checks as normal. But the pandemic is causing issues for providers when attempting to carry out regulatory requirements, such as annual gas safety checks and other compliance services.
The move to make Gas Tag’s functionality free comes after new data showed the increasing challenges landlords and contractors face accessing properties to carry out important safety work.
John Roche, chief operating officer at Gas Tag, commented: “As an organization, we pride ourselves on working closely with the sector and developing products to help them carry out their work and keep people safe. That is why we have decided to open up our functionality for free to all landlords and contractors during the pandemic.
“Our data shows that it is becoming harder and harder for landlords and contractors to access properties to carry out their work. With many organisations also facing staff shortages, repeated failed access attempts can prove costly.”
Landlords are currently being advised that where they are unable to access a property to carry out work that they should be able to provide evidence that reasonable attempts have been made.
Roche added: “Through our Isolation UTA [unable to access] feature, landlords and engineers can easily mark incidents where residents are self-isolating, allowing them to manage their resources effectively and ensure they can access homes when it is safe to do so.”
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