We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place 19th – 25th September.
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 co-ordinated 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 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 warning.
Top Tips for all Gas Users:
- Check your gas appliances every year, make a note of your service dates
- Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered BEFORE any work commences
- Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card BEFORE any work commences
- Check for warning signs your 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.
- Check you know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – HEADACHES, DIZZINESS, BREATHLESSNESS, NAUSEA, COLLAPSE & LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
- Check you have an audible carbon monoxide alarm this THIS WILL ALERT YOU IF THERE IS CARBON MONOXIDE IN YOUR HOME.
If you need help ensuring your home or business is gas safe or you have any questions regarding the safety of your appliances talk to the team at Interspace on 01782 717199.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Smell Gas? Call 0800 111 999 to report a gas or carbon monoxide emergency – National Grid.