The board and residents of a co-ownership association have a joint responsibility to ensure that gas is used legally and safely. Faults or inadequate maintenance can lead to serious accidents.
Before a co-ownership association starts using a gas system, the board must register the system with the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB). This is done via Altinn. For practical reasons, if the same gas system will be used by several co-ownership associations, the gas company may perform the registration.
As a resident, you are responsible for ensuring that the system in your apartment is inspected and maintained regularly. If the system uses gas bottles in your apartment, it is important for you to be aware of the rules on use, maintenance and storage.
If gas leaks out, it can turn the air into an explosion hazard. Naked flames, smoking or an electric spark can ignite the gas and cause an explosion. This means that a gas leak in one apartment can have rapid consequences for residents in adjacent apartments. An odour has been added to propane gas to help you detect leaks quickly. What to do if you suspect that there is a gas leak.