How to Apply - To become a competent person

Competent Person

Competent Person The Gas Safety (Gas Supply) Regulations and the Gas Safety (Gasholders) Regulations respectively stipulate that owners of LPG installations and gasholders shall maintain and operate the installations in a safe condition and shall ensure that the installations are inspected periodically by competent persons. In this connection, Gas Standards Office has enlisted the following classes of competent persons for carrying out such works relating to LPG installations and gasholders.

Who Should Apply

Any person who wishes to carry out such worksas required under the Regulations relating to LPG installations and gasholders shall apply to the Gas Authority, i.e. the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services for enlistment.

How to Apply

Application to become a competent person shall be submitted, in writing to the Gas Authority by hand or by registered mail including relevant information to the Gas Standards Office, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Application form can be obtained from the Gas Standards Office or downloaded from here -

Classes of Competent PersonApplication Form
Application to Become a Competent Person [PDF format (215KB)] Form 101
EMSD/GSO/101
Rev 11-2008
Class 1 : Testing and certification of
LPG cylinders, tanks, vaporisers and mains
as Defined in section A of
Application Form EMSD/GSO/101 [PDF format (94KB)]
Annex (I)
EMSD/GSO/101/A1 (2017/11)
Class 2 : Inspection and certification of
LPG compounds and cylinder stores
as Defined in section A of
Application Form EMSD/GSO/101 [PDF format (85KB)]
Annex (II)
EMSD/GSO/101/A2 (2016/11)
Class 3 : Examination and Certification of Gasholders as Defined in Section A of Application Form EMSD/GSO/101 [PDF format (159KB)] Annex (III)
EMSD/GSO/101/A3 (2016/11)
Class 4 : Installation, commissioning and maintenance of
LPG tanks, vaporisers, pipework, pressure regulators and associated equipment in LPG compounds and cylinder stores
as well as LPG mains as Defined in section A of
Application Form EMSD/GSO/101 [PDF format (91KB)]
Annex (IV)
EMSD/GSO/101/A4 (2/98)
Class 5 : Installation, commissioning and maintenance of
LPG pipework, pressure regulators and associated equipment in LPG vapour withdrawn cylinder stores as well as LPG mains
as Defined in section A of
Application Form EMSD/GSO/101 [PDF format (89KB)]
Annex (V)
EMSD/GSO/101/A5 (2/98)
Class 6 : Repair and Maintenance of LPG Vehicles
As Defined in Section A of
Application Form EMSD/GSO/101 [PDF format (87KB)]
Annex (VI)
EMSD/GSO/101/A6 (1/99)

Enquiries

Enquiries may be directed to the Gas Standards Office (Tel: 2808 3683, Fax: 2576 5945)

*Note:
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