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By unknown, Aug 27 2015 10:17PM

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2015, taking place 14th – 20th September.


Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.


Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.


Follow these few simple checks to stay safe:


- Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.

- Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

- Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card.

- Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.

- Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

- Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.


For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.


By unknown, Aug 13 2015 09:39PM

Gas Safety Week is an annual event to raise awareness of gas safety across the UK. Twenty three million households in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey use gas for heating, hot water and cooking, yet many of us take it for granted that our boilers, cookers and gas fires are safe. You can check how safe your area is using the interactive Gas Safe Map.


Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register (it replaced CORGI). All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card. To find and check an engineer go to GasSafetyRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. We would also suggest asking friends for recommendations where possible, shopping around and asking lots of questions.


Ensure your gas safety by following these simple steps:


- Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your appliances, and always ask to see their ID card.

- Get your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year.

- Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm.

- Check for warning signs such as lazy yellow flames, black marks or stains around the appliance.

- Know the six main signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.

- Don’t use a gas oven to heat a room or use a gas barbecue inside the house.

- Make sure you do not block air vents that provide air supply to the gas appliance.


Remember to check that your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues are also safe and aware.


If you suspect anyone to be working illegally report it to Gas Safe Register. And if you have had gas work done in your property in the last six months, you can nominate it for a free gas safety check. For more information go to GasSafetyRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.


Carbon Monoxide; Be Safe,

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