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Posted on: September 14th 2021   •    Posted in: Tenants

Gas Safety Week 2021

Gas safety is important all year round, but it is not always a household’s top priority.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety. It also reiterates the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

The week is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly and without warning. It is important to note you cannot see it, taste it or smell it.

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home, your loved ones and even looking out for your local community.

As your landlord we will ensure;

  • Gas fittings, appliances, pipe work and flues we install, we will maintain safely
  • All installations, maintenance safety checks and annual gas servicing are carried out by a Gas Safe-registered installer
  • A gas service is carried out on each appliance/flue that is owned by Havebury in your home every year
  • When you move in, we will check all gas appliances/flues
  • A visual inspection on your own appliances such as cookers and gas fires
  • We keep a record of each annual gas service
  • Our contractors send you a copy of the current gas safety certificate within 28 days.

Top tips on how to stay Gas Safe

  • Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness
  • If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999
  • Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way
  • Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on

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