It's Gas Safety Week this week throughout the UK.
Taking action is easy and it’s so important to educate ourselves on the warning signs of gas safety. Follow these Gas Safety Week top tips to stay safe and warm this winter.
- Have all your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year. If you rent your home ask for a copy of the landlord’s current Gas Safety Record.
- Know the six signs of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Unsafe as appliances can put you at risk of CO poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions.
- Check gas appliances for warning signs that they are not working properly e.g. lazy yellow flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks or stains on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
- Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.
- Keep vents and chimneys clear. Make sure you don't block any vents, as they are vital to ensure gas appliances burn properly, and chimneys need to be cleaned and checked regularly.
- Use gas appliances only for their intended purpose. Don't be tempted to use them for something they weren't meant for (e.g using a gas cooker to heat a room).
- Know the emergency procedure. If you smell gas or suspect immediate danger, make sure you familiarise yourself with the emergency procedure and contact Cadent on 0800 111 999
- Spread the word. Share vital gas safety information with friends, family and neighbours to make sure your community stays safe.
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- By law, we must check all fitted gas appliances that we own and are responsible for, such as central heating boilers and gas heaters. Within 28 days of completion of the work, you will receive a copy of the Landlord Gas Safety Record certificate (LGSR).
- It is part of your tenancy agreement that you allow us access to check your gas appliances. If you do not let us into your home to do this, you are breaking your tenancy agreement and we can take legal action against you.
- If you have have installed your own gas cookers you will need to have them serviced privately by a Gas Safe registered engineer and forward a copy of the CP12 to us for recording purposes.
- If you have installed your own gas fire you must ensure they have the manufacturers instructions available for the service engineer in order us to service these free of charge, if not your fire will be turned off with a warning notice attached. It is then your responsibility to have your own fire serviced privately by a Gas Safe registered engineer and forward a copy of the CP12 to us for recording purposes.
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