If your home has badly fitted gas appliances that have been poorly or irregularly serviced, you’re putting yourself and your family at risk from a whole host of dangers, including gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Although the dangers of flammable gas are well known, carbon monoxide is also a highly poisonous gas that you can’t see, smell or taste, and carbon monoxide poisoning accounts for up to 50 deaths and as many as 4,000 medical visits every year, in the UK.
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety around the home and workplace, and highlight 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 – if an engineer doesn’t show valid Gas Safe ID, don’t let them work on your system.
Whether you’re a homeowner or a tenant, get yourself familiar with the following to ensure the gas safety of your systems and appliances, and the safety of your household:
For gas safety advice and to find or check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website or call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.
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