Gas Safe Register: Gas Map – How safe is your home?
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on your gas boiler, gas cooker and gas fire. Gas Safe Register has launched an interactive gas map, which identifies the most dangerous postcodes in the country.
The map, www.staygassafe.co.uk, reveals how many unsafe gas appliances have been found lurking in an area and is the first time that gas data has been compared across postcodes.
The data, compiled by Gas Safe Register, which has inspected just under 100,000 homes in Great Britain in the last three years, found that one in six homes – the equivalent of 4.28 million households – had an unsafe gas appliance. It also reveals:
- Birmingham has the highest number of unsafe homes
- Brighton has the lowest number of unsafe homes
- Gas fires are the most dangerous appliances in homes with 1 in 3 inspected found to be unsafe
- Gas emergency services have visited over 120K incidents in one year.
Alarmingly, one in three gas customers in Great Britain – around 7.69 million households – admit they’ve never had their gas appliances checked or maintained. This is despite eight in 10 people (82%) recognising that they should do it in order to protect themselves from gas dangers.
Gas safety is a life or death matter and something that shouldn’t be ignored. Follow Gas Safe Register’s advice:
- Visit http://www.staygassafe.co.uk to find out about the gas dangers and risks in your area
- Get all of the gas appliances in your home safety checked and maintained annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer – this will ensure that your appliances continue to work safely
- Sign up to a gas safety check reminder at http://www.staygassafe.co.uk so you never forget to do this vital and lifesaving check
- Don’t fall victim to illegal gas work – only use a Gas Safe registered engineer and ask to see their Gas Safe ID card.
For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at http://www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.
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