Gas safety is an important issue for all of us. Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can't see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these top tips to help keep you and your family gas safe:
- make sure only a Gas Safe registered engineer works on your gas appliances
- make sure gas appliances have a regular service and an annual gas safety check,
- always check the engineer's Gas Safe Register ID card
The Gas Safe Register is the government's approved list of legal gas engineers in the UK, it replaced CORGI in April 2009. It exists to help protect the public from the dangers of unsafe gas work, such as gas leaks, explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.