Make sure you check your gas appliances during Gas Safety Week this week

    Gas Safety Week

    All residents are urged to check their gas appliances and encourage others to do so during Gas Safety Week this week. A gazebo will be set up in Princesshay throughout the day on Thursday 16 September. Liberty - the Council’s gas contractors - and members of the Council’s Housing Compliance team will be on hand to give information and answer any questions. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

    All residents are urged to check their gas appliances and encourage others to do so during Gas Safety Week.

    The Council is supporting Gas Safety Week 2021, which takes place taking place from 13 to 19 September.

    A gazebo will be set up in Princesshay throughout the day on Thursday 16 September. Liberty - the Council’s gas contractors - and members of the Council’s Housing Compliance team will be on hand to give information and answer any questions.

    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 coordinated 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 (CO) poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly and without warning, as you cannot see it, taste it or smell it. 

    By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

    • Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer.Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at StayGasSafe.co.uk
    • Look out for your local community. You may have a friend, relative or neighbour who is unable to arrange their own gas safety check or are unaware of what they need to do to keep safe.Help them stay safe by ensuring that they have their appliances checked and serviced regularly
    • Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find or check an engineer at GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500
    • Check your engineer is qualified for the type of gas work you need doing e.g. natural gas, domestic boiler. You can find this information on the back of their Gas Safe ID card and on the Gas Safe Register website
    • Check for warning signs that could indicate your (or others) appliances are not working correctly. Signs may include lazy yellow /orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance, a pilot light that keeps going out and too much condensation in the room.
    • Know the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
    • Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm and make sure your friends and relatives have one too. Check they are marked EN50291 and display the British Standards’ Kitemark.

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

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