We are supporting this year’s Gas Safety Week, between 13 and 19 September, which sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the importance of gas safety.
Golding Homes Compliance Manager, Terry Hackman said:
“It’s essential that everyone takes care of their gas appliances, such as boilers and fires and practises good gas safety. Badly-fitted and poorly-serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.”
Steps you can take to keep gas safe:
Annual gas safety checks
We are required by law to arrange a gas safety check by a Gas Safe registered engineer in each of our homes every 12 months.
We will contact you up to 10 weeks before the expiry of your gas safety certificate to make sure that the check is completed in time. Please support the safety check by keeping your appointment and allowing us access on the day. You can check when your next gas safety check is due by contacting us.
Check the engineer working in your home is Gas Safe registered
All our contractors will be happy to show you their Gas Safe Register ID card. If in doubt, please contact us. You can also check an engineer’s qualifications at the Gas Safe Register or call 0800 408 5500.
Have all your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year
Gas cookers and any other gas appliances in your home should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Audible carbon monoxide alarm
Fitting an audible carbon monoxide alarm will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home. Our gas engineers can supply and fit these when they carry out your gas safety check.
Six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
The six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are: headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
The annual Gas Safety Week is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers legally allowed to work on gas appliances. For more information visit the Gas Safe Register website or call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.