Gas Safety Week – Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation

Gas Safety Week 2019

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2019 which starts today.

All of our engineers are Gas Safe trained and registered, and they carry ID on them at all times which you can ask to see for added reassurance.

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 coordinated 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 such as boilers and gas fires can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly and without warning as you cannot see, taste or smell it.  

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and loved ones.

Follow these five simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

  • Check your gas appliances every year: Gas appliances including boilers, 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 StayGasSafe.co.uk.
  • Check your engineer is qualified for the type of gas work you need doing e.g. natural gas, domestic boiler. You can find this information on the back of their Gas Safe ID card and on the Gas Safe Register website.
  • Check for warning signs that could indicate your (or others) appliances like boilers and fires are not working correctly. Signs may include lazy yellow /orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance, a pilot light that keeps going out and too much condensation in the room.
  • Know the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm and make sure your friends and relatives have one too. Check they are marked EN50291 and display the British Standards’ Kitemark.

For gas safety advice and to find or check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at GasSafeRegister.co.uk. If you want to have your appliances checked, give our team a call today on 0117 935 2400 or visit gregorheating.co.uk