Gas Safety Week 2018
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Gas Safety Week 2018

BTU Installation & Maintenance is helping you stay Gas Safe this Gas Safety Week 2018

 

In support of Gas Safety Week (17-23 September 2018), BTU Installation & Maintenance are undertaking a social media campaign to inform the public of gas safety issues and to remind everyone of the importance of having an annual gas safety check by a Gas Safe registered engineer. To follow our campaign and pick up all our Gas Safe tips click here and Follow us on Facebook.

 

This Gas Safety Week we are informing the public of a wide range of gas safety matters throughout the week. This includes what to do if you Engineer showing Gas Safe ID cardsuspect your gas engineer is an illegal fitter and to advise not to DIY when it comes to gas and leave it to the expert engineers from the Gas Safe Register.


Gas appliances that have not properly been maintained can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ because you can’t see, smell or taste it. Therefore, it is highly important to have your gas appliances checked by an engineer who is on the Gas Safe Register.

 

James Russell, Operations Manager for BTU Installation & Maintenance said: “It is our job to make sure that people’s gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently. In some instances, people do not know the signs and symptoms of faulty gas appliances and carbon monoxide poisoning. Because of this, we are supporting Gas Safety Week in order to alert the public of the seriousness that is unsafe gas appliances and how they can keep themselves and their families safe.”

 

Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “Unsafe gas appliances can be fatal, and not being aware of these dangers can cause you and your family harm. This Gas Safety Week we have the support of BTU Installation & Maintanance and by working together we can keep the public informed of gas safety and help reduce the risk of dangerous gas appliances across the UK.”

 

Top tips on how to stay Gas Safe this Gas Safety Week:

  • Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
  • If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
  • Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
  • ‘Don’t cut corners’ and always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.
  • Only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home. Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. All BTU Installation & Maintenance engineers are fully Gas Safe qualified and DBS checked for additional peace of mind.
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