At the time of writing this article (08/09/09), there seems to be a little rumour going round that all gas cookers provided in rented accommodation must have a lid that when closed shuts off the gas.
We have researched this and can find no law that states such a thing.
We have spoken today with the HSE and gas safe register help-line and they are not aware of any such requirement. The only requirement for their purposes is that the cooker is safe.
The only thing that we can think of regarding the confusion is where a lid is mentioned in the The Gas Cooking Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1989. In these regulations, it states ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content