In the Northern Territory you must be licensed to undertake gasfitting work in accordance with the Dangerous Goods Regulations 1985.
Gasfitting work means any work involved in installing, repairing, removing, altering or other work in connection with any fuel gas system, gas appliance, gas container, gas main, pipe, flue or other fitting used designed or intended for use in or in connection with the supply use or distribution of fuel gas.
This does not include the connection or disconnection of a gas cylinder which is not filled on the premises or work of installing, repairing, removing, altering or other work in connection with an autogas system
A fuel gas system is an assembly of equipment consisting of a gas container or connection to a gas main and devices, including relief valves, excess flow valves, pressure regulators, gas appliances and pipes, connecting such devices. A gas appliance is a device that uses fuel gas to produce light, heat or power.
There are four categories of gasfitter licences:
To work under the supervision of a licensed General Gasfitter.
To work on an approved Type A appliances.
Gasfitter Type B appliances
To work on an approved Type B appliances. Type B appliance means any of the following single appliances of input greater than 10MJ/h that forms part of an integrated industrial process:
- a water heater;
- a space heater;
- a vat or tank heater;
- a dryer or oven not associated with volatile solvents or hazardous atmospheres;
- a batch kiln with flame supervision and safeguards; and
- any catering equipment.
The construction, installation, servicing and maintenance of a Type B appliance between the gas isolating valve adjacent to the appliance and any flue connection and includes:
- repair and replacement of gas components; and
- the commissioning of gas components; and c) the commissioning of the gas burner system.
Type B gasfitting work also includes the construction, installation, servicing and maintenance of a steam boiler or thermal fluid heater that forms part of an integrated industrial process between the gas isolating valve adjacent to the appliance and any flue connection including the repair and maintenance of gas components in that appliance.
To work on an autogas system that is fitted to a vehicle, ship or machine.
An Auto Gasfitters licence is required when installing, removing, altering or carrying out repairs (other than minor repairs) or performing any other work on an autogas system. Unless the person is under the immediate supervision of a person who is the holder of an Auto Gasfitters licence. An autogas system means a fuel gas system which is fitted to a vehicle, ship or machine and which is designed for use with fuel gas to be consumed by an internal combustion engine which is installed in, or forms part of, that vehicle, ship or machine.
Gas Certificate of Compliance
A gasfitter that installs, modifies or carries out repairs (other than minor repairs) to a fuel gas system in or on a premises or a caravan, is required on completion of the works to fix a certificate of compliance plate in a conspicuous place at or near the control valve. The gasfitter is also required to issue the corresponding certificate of compliance (COC) to the owner of the premises or caravan.
A copy of the COC should also be sent to NT WorkSafe (Competent Authority) within 7 days and where the premises is connected to a gas main, to the gas supplier or the company supplying the gas container.
COC's can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Related Forms and Resources
|Application for a gasfitter licence|
|Application for a replacement individual licence - Dangerous goods|
|Application for certificate of compliance book and plates - Gasfitter|
|Automatic mutual recognition notification form - Shotfirer or Gasfitter|
|Guide to applying for a gasfitting licence|