gas safety in 2019

Gas Safety in 2019

2018 was a great year for gas safety awareness – with a BBC Watchdog episode that focused on exposing a ‘rogue trader’ who had been carrying out illegal gas work, and the profound advertising campaign later in the year that reminded consumers not to ‘cut corners’ when it comes to gas safety. Both of which drew important attention to the cause and spread vital advice for all.

Where are we on this issue in 2019? Well, it’s currently Gas Safety Awareness Week (16th – 22nd September) and various social media channels, websites and print media are sharing graphics, tips and further information to promote the cause for consumers and installers alike. Some of the key focuses for 2019 have been: the specific symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning (e.g. headaches, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness & loss of consciousness), and looking out for those that might be more vulnerable and need reminding of gas safety measures.

By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register (the official list of engineers and businesses who are legally approved to work on gas appliances. This list works towards preventing unsafe gas work, which can result in carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions.

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