Thursday, 15 September 2011

Gas Safety Week: Take care, be Gas Safe are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week is run by Gas Safe Register, the only official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on your gas boiler, gas cooker and gas fire. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register, it replaced CORGI.

Gas Safety Week aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

Your landlord must keep gas appliances supplied for you to use in good condition. They should arrange a gas safety check every 12 months and give you a record of the check. By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these top tips to help keep you and your family gas safe:

• make sure only a Gas Safe registered engineer works on your gas appliances

• make sure gas appliances have a regular service and an annual gas safety check

• always check the engineer's Gas Safe Register ID card

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

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