Gas Safety Week is back for another year!
23 million homes in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey use gas for heating, hot water and cooking, but how many are aware of the dangers of badly fitted or faulty gas appliances?
Now in its fifth year, Gas Safety Week (14 – 20 September 2015) brings together industry specialists to raise awareness and educate consumers about the dangers of gas in the home.
- 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.*
- 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).*
With statistics like these, you can see why it’s imperative that we continue to educate and share knowledge about gas safety.
We have made our pledge again this year to support Gas Safety Week – we hope you will join us!
If you would like to find out more about gas safety or would like to arrange a safety check in your home please get in touch.
*Gas Safety Week website