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14
September
2015
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15:09
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Are you gas aware?

 

This week is national Gas Safety Week.

  • Do you know what number to call to report a gas emergency and what actions to take?
  • What does carbon monoxide smell of?
  • When did you last have your gas appliances at home serviced?

Knowing the answers to these and other important questions could save lives. 

 

Did you know?
Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

Gas Safe Register estimates that there are around 7,500 illegal gas fitters operating across the UK and up to 250,000 illegal gas jobs may be carried out each year (Gas Safe Register Research 2009).

Although there is awareness that gas appliances need to be safety checked annually, 43% of Britons don’t do it, and 10% have gas appliances which have never been checked (Gas Safety Week Research 2011).

 

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