Gas, Electricity & Fire Safety

Gas, Electricity & Fire Safety

Gas Safety

By law we must service your boiler and test your central heating within each calendar year, to keep both you and your neighbours safe.

Our contractor will contact you well in advance of the due by date, to make arrangements with you to carry this out, on a date and time to suit you.

If you do not allow us access, or fail to keep appointments to have the service done, we will force access to your home, and we will charge you the cost associated with this.

To arrange a service with City Building, or to report a fault with your heating call, 0800 595 595 (24 hrs) , or you can call us on 0300 303 1703 and we will arrange this for you

Electrical Safety

We need to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) for short, in your property every 5 years. This test is required to ensure that the electrical system in your home is safe, and that it complies with the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS). The test is important and like the gas safety checks we are required by law to carry this out, so if you do not arrange access to have this done when we ask, we will force access to your home to ensure the safety of you and your neighbours.

There are also some simple rules for you to ensure electrical safety in your home:

  • Never attempt alterations to your electrics yourself, always seek expert advice
  • If you suspect that something is not right, always call us and we will arrange to have your installation and fittings checked
  • Do not use adaptors and multi plugs, these can overload and overheat, if you require additional sockets, contact us and we will have this assessed by one of the maintenance team
  • Never take electrical appliances or leads into the bathroom
  • Regularly check flexible cables for wear and tear and discard any which are frayed or split
  • Consider fitting safety socket covers on sockets where children can reach them and they are not in use
  • If you are using a trailing extension socket to carry out work outside your home, ensure that the socket is protected by a Residual Current Device, (RCD), if you are not sure contact us for advice before using.

Remember that we are available 24/7 in an emergency, call: 0300 303 1703

Fire Safety

All of our homes are fitted with interlinked smoke and heat detectors, which comply with the latest fire safety regulations and standards laid down by the Scottish Government, and these provide a high level of protection for you and your family.

If you require further advice and support, Scottish Fire and Rescue service offer a free, home fire safety visit.

To get in touch and arrange this you can:

  • Call 0800 0731 999
  • Call your local Fire Station on : 0141 338 6400
  • Text check to 61611 from your mobile
  • Speak to your Housing Officer and ask for a referral

Find out more at, Fire Scotland website.