Testo support for Gas Safety week
About Gas Safety week
First of all, Testo Limited would like to pledge our support for Gas Safety Week 2015 to help raise awareness of gas safety issues. This 5th annual Gas Safety Week is seeing the whole industry coming together to bring gas safety to the forefront of people’s minds. Dangerous gas work can kill, so it is vital that gas appliances are safety checked at least once a year. If left unchecked, poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) 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.
- Gas Safe Register estimates that there are around 7,500 illegal gas fitters operating across the UK and up to 250,000 illegal gas jobs may be carried out each year.
- Although there is awareness that gas appliances need to be safety checked annually, 43% of Britons don’t do it, and 10% have gas appliances which have never been checked (Gas Safety Week Research 2011).
What can I do to stay gas safe?
There are a number of ways that you can make sure you stay gas safe. Here are some simple checks that you should do:
- Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home. You can find a registered engineer in your area by calling Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500 or visit www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk
- Check the front and back of your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card, making sure they are qualified to do the specific type of gas work you require.
Ask your engineer to show you their Gas Safe Register ID card to prove they are qualified
- Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm which will alert you if dangerous levels are present in your home.
- Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly, such as lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
- Get your gas appliances safety checked at least once a year and serviced in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. This includes your gas boiler, gas cooker and gas fire. Sign up at www.staygassafe.co.uk for a free reminder service.
Make sure you get your boiler serviced regularly, by a gas safe registered engineer
It is important that as many people as possible spread the word on Gas Safety so please visit www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk for more information on Gas Safety week, and help by pledging your support today.
For more information on Testo instruments to help maintain Gas Safety please visit www.testolimited.com/heating
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