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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2015, taking place 14th – 20st September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.  

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide 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.

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones.

As your landlord, we must keep the gas appliances we supply to you (i.e. boilers) in good condition, and so we will arrange a gas safety check of your property every 12 months.

We employ Gas Safe registered engineers from Sovini Property Services to carry out the annual checks on gas appliances and flues in your homes. You must allow them access to do so, to ensure that your home remains gas safe.

Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe:

  • Allow your landlord to check your appliances annually. By law, your landlord must keep gas appliances supplied for you to use in good condition. They should arrange a gas safety check every 12 months and give you a record of the check.
  • Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctlyg. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
  • Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

For gas safety advice visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.

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