We have pledged our support for Gas Safety Week (16-22 September 2019) to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
This year Gas Safety Week focuses on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable – from advice about how to keep vulnerable loved ones gas safe to raising awareness of using a registered engineer who is legally qualified. It’s important consumers don’t become vulnerable to illegal gas work though lack of awareness.
To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:
1. Know the symptoms of CO poisoning – headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness
2. If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately 0800 111 999
3. Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe Registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way
4. Don’t cut corners – only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home
5. Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.
Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. All of Beyond Housing’s engineers are Gas Safe Registered, but if you are an owner occupier or private renter, you can find a registered engineer in your area by visiting the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or by calling 0800 408 5500.