Being gas safe should be considered an importance all year round, but it’s not always at the forefront of people’s minds.
What is ‘Gas Safety Week’?
Gas Safety Week grants a way for the gas industry and consumer organisations to focus on gas safety, generating interest on social networking platforms to then create a larger impact on the public. The campaign provides a chance for thousands to help spread the Gas Safe message to others.
Why Should a Business Take Part?
Taking part in Gas Safety week helps spread awareness to your customers and thereby saves lives. Between 1st Sept 1995 to 1st August 2016, a total of 715 UK deaths were caused by Carbon Monoxide poisoning . So, it’s important that customers have the correct knowledge when it comes to their boiler.
For example, Jade a mother of two, states that she had only noticed something was wrong when she began to “suffer from extreme dizziness, tiredness and sickness” as reported by The Gas Safety Register.
If you think you can smell gas in your home, it’s crucial that you call your gas emergency service provider, the National Grid on 0800 111 999.
Tips and Tricks to Stay Gas Safe
- When getting your boiler fixed, only use a Gas Safe engineer – gas leaks can be caused by faulty appliances or incorrectly installed appliances, so it’s vital that these are checked regularly.
- Make sure the engineer you’ve hired is qualified – check their Gas Safe Register ID card.
- Be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning signs.
- If your appliances aren’t working as they should, check the warning signs.
- Get an audible carbon monoxide (CO) alarm fitted – Carbon Monoxide is colourless and odourless, so can be difficult to detect.
- Make sure your boiler is serviced on an annual basis.
Six Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Nausea (feeling sick and vomiting)
- Tiredness / confusion
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of consciousness
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