Top tips for householder gas safety
Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to install, repair and service your gas boiler cooker fire or hob.
Always check the gas engineer’s Gas Safe Register identification card. All Gas Safe registered engineers carry there Gas Safe Register identification card, with their own unique gas safety number embossed on it, showing the type of gas works they are qualified to undertake.
Get your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked annually , or in accordance with your manufacturer’s instruction guidelines, by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Your Gas Safe registered engineer will carry out strict tests and checks to establish your appliances are Working ok.Where an appliance or pipework has been installed in a incorrect manner or unsafe way or is operating and the engineer can not rectify the situation at once, they will follow the guidance outlined in the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure to make the installation safe. This is the industry accepted document for guiding engineers on dealing with unsafe situations.
The Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure can be a complex document to understand. Download Gas Safe Register’s factsheet to help you understand the procedure that engineers use to assess the safety of your gas appliance.
Fit an good audible carbon monoxide alarm. An alarm will alert you to the presence of the poisonous gas carbon monoxide, produced by unsafe gas appliances. Make sure you know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keep safe call a registered engineer if you have any doubts.
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