We are proud to have supported Gas Safety Week 2016, that took place earlier this month.
Gas Safety Week is an annual event intended 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 with gas appliances.
At AES, all of our engineers are on the Gas Safe Register, ensuring that they are fully qualified and experts in their field. Not only does this guarantee they will get the job done right every time, it also offers the peace of mind that your safety is at the forefront of their minds. When an AES engineer comes to visit you, they will always carry their Gas Safe Register ID card, and you can also check on their membership by visiting www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or calling 0800 408 5500.
On top of ensuring that your engineer is Gas Safe Registered, there are a number of simple precautions you can take to make sure your home is safe. This is important, as 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, which is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
To keep safe, you should:
- Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once per year, and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe engineer. Tenants – make sure the landlord arranges this, and encourage your customers to set a reminder so they don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.
- Check for warning signs that 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.
- Ensure you know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
- Install or service your audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in the home.
AES are dedicated to fighting for a Gas Safe Nation alongside Gas Safety Week. To ensure you and your appliances are properly protected, get in touch with AES today on 01473 320350, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.