What is gas safety week?
Gas Safety Week, coordinated by Gas Safe Register, will see the gas industry and consumer organisations come together to promote gas safety.
Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, which can be caused by unsafe central heating systems, gas cookers or gas fires. Gas Safety Week which takes place from 10th - 16th September 2012
aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions as well as carbon monoxide poisoning. Using an illegal gas fitter can put lives at risk, only a Gas Safe registered engineer should carry out gas work.
Follow these tips to keep you and your family SAFE
- make sure gas appliances have a regular service and a gas safety check every 12 months
- install an audible carbon monoxide alarm
- look out for warning signs that your gas 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
- make sure only a Gas Safe registered engineer works on your gas appliances. Illegal gas fitters can put your life at risk. Always check the engineer's Gas Safe Register ID card
Gas Safety Week will see events and national advertising taking place. Find out what's going on during the week and if there's an event in your area.