Gas Safety Week – 17 -23 September 2018
proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week, which takes place 17 -23 September 2018
Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and 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.
Samuel, Managing Director for Gas Safe Register, said:
great to have the support of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service this
Gas Safety Week. By working together, we can reach more people and help to
reduce the number of dangerous gas appliances that could be lurking in the
homes of the UK’s 23 million gas consumers.
We know from our own investigations that around one in six gas
appliances in the UK are unsafe, meaning far too many people are victims of
preventable gas related incidents.”
out to those who need help keeping gas safe at home by following these top
them to sign up to a free annual gas safety check reminder service at www.staygassafe.co.uk. You could even sign up on their behalf, so
the reminder is sent to you each year
them aware of the signs that an unsafe gas appliance may cause:
yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame; soot or staining on or around the
appliance; excess condensation in the room
monoxide (CO) has no smell, taste or colour. The symptoms of CO poisoning
include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of
consciousness, which can easily be mistaken for something else
sure they know to ‘Trust the Triangle’ by asking to see their engineer’s Gas
Safe ID card and checking it to make sure the engineer is covered to check or
fit the appliance in question.
fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires,
explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across
the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous
gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no
Please click on the link below
to find out more about Carbon Monoxide Safety.
Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants.
Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas
appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
If you’re a landlord, you are
legally obliged to make sure:
Pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained
in a safe condition.
All appliances and flues provided for tenants use have an annual
safety check. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.
Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer
registered with Gas Safe Register.
All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous
tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.
A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant
within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they
You keep a copy of the Gas
Safety Record for two years.
any gas work is carried out always check the engineers ID card and make sure
the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing. Encourage your
tenants to do the same.
If you smell gas or think
there might be a gas leak, call the free 24 hour national gas emergency number
immediately on 0800 111 999.
To find out about dangers in your area visit www.StayGasSafe.co.uk and to find a Gas Safe registered engineer
call 0800 408 5500 or visit www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk.