Changes to the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996

The Gas Safety (Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

Amendments to the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 have been approved by government. This brings to a conclusion the review of gas quality regulation.

The regulatory changes made through the Gas Safety (Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2023, came into force from 6 April 2023, they include:


These changes maintain and improve the standards of safety that have been achieved to date by the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 in extending existing provisions to relevant stakeholders and dutyholders. This provides clarity and consistency in how pipelines are safely operated and by ensuring that regulation adequately reflects and controls current industry practices and standards.

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