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Gas Safety Week

gas safety weekGas Safety Week 19th – 25th September

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

Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

If you are in a house with a gas supply, here are some safety reminders.

Check for warning signs your gas appliances aren’t working correctly, e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.

Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning - headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

Never carry out DIY on gas appliances - make sure you always use a Gas Safe Registered engineers to carry work out on any gas appliance and receive the correct certification after the work.

 

What to do if you smell gas

Turn the gas off at the control.

Do not smoke.

Do not operate electronic door entry systems, lights or automatic switches.

Do not operate electrical equipment/appliances in any way.

Open all doors and windows if the leak is within the property.

Do not use the gas appliance until it has been checked by the emergency services or registered engineer.

Report the leak to Northern Gas Networks (TRANSCO) 0800 111 999.

 

Annual Gas Safety Check

Together Housing has over 31,000 properties with gas installed. Each one of our properties must be serviced annually to ensure the appliances and pipes are safe for you to use.

There are approximately 9,300 failed appointments each year when we cannot get access to carry out an annual safety check. These failed appointments cost Together Housing almost £250,000 a year.

Make sure you’re in for the Gas Safety Check, or contact us to arrange a convenient time.

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