Your Home's checklist for getting gas safe

Your Home's checklist for getting gas safe


Posted 6th MarchYH PROMOTION

It can be easy to let the maintenance of your gas boiler, cooker, and fire fall down your to-do list, (especially with the family keeping you busy!). So we've teamed up with Gas Safe Register to give you the run down on how to make your home gas safe.

1) Make it an annual event

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Gas Safe Register – the official list of engineers who are registered to work legally on gas – recommends you get your gas appliances checked by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer every year. If you can't remember the last time your appliances were checked, the chances are it was longer than 12-months ago. 

Gas Safe Register offers a free email reminder service which will alert you when your gas appliances are due for their annual safety check. You can set this up for yourself, your friends and relatives to make sure you and your loved ones are all gas safe.

To find or check a Gas Safe registered engineer in your area, visit GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

2) Get a professional


When it comes to gas, only a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer should be working on it. After seeking out your nearest engineer on the Gas Safe website, always ask to see their Gas Safe ID card when they come to your home. It is also important to check the back of the card where you can see which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.

Jonathan Samuel, chief executive of Gas Safe Register, said: “We understand that many people lead very busy lives but a simple annual gas safety check on your appliances can keep your family safe and sound. We’re reminding families to stay safe and don’t cut corners with gas. Hiring a Gas Safe registered engineer gives you and your loved ones peace of mind that gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently.”

3) How to identify carbon monoxide poisoning 

Unsafe gas appliances can result in a gas leak, fire, explosion and even lead to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. You cannot see, smell or taste CO and it can be fatal. Much like the flu, CO poisoning has the same symptoms such as headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.

4) What to do in a gas emergency

4) What to do in a gas emergency

If you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, switch off any gas appliances and if possible turn off the gas at the meter. Open all doors and windows and call the 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999. If you feel unwell seek medical help.

To find a Gas Safe registered engineer in your area, visit www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. On social media, search #DontCutCorners, and follow Gas Safe Register on Facebook and Twitter.






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