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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place 19th - 25th 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 with 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. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

Watch Mark Jones from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service recall what it's like to see the consequences of an unsafe gas appliance first hand. This is a clear reminder as to why it's so important for everyone to get their gas appliances checked every year and install an audible carbon monoxide alarm. Click here to take you to an external link to view the video: Gas Safe Register

For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.


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