STAY Gas Safe at home
Follow our top tips on how to be Gas Safe at home.
We rely on our gas boilers, cookers and fires to keep warm, have
hot baths and showers and cook hot meals. It’s important that gas
appliances are regularly serviced to help keep us safe
and prevent them from breaking down when we need them the most.
Stay Gas Safe in your home with these top
- Have all your gas appliances, including boilers, gas cookers
and gas fires, safety checked
- Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and check
gas appliances in your home – it’s the law and will help keep you
- Always ask to see an engineers Gas Safe
ID card and check the back of the card to ensure they are
qualified to carry out the specific type of gas work you need.
- Find a Gas Safe registered engineer in
your area or call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500
- Recognise the symptoms of carbon monoxide
poisoning – headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness,
collapse and loss of consciousness.
- 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.
- Buy an audible carbon monoxide alarm
for your home and make sure it is located near to your gas
appliances in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidance. Carbon
monoxide can leak from appliances and kill.
- Only use gas appliances for their intended purpose e.g. don’t
use a gas oven to heat a room or use a gas barbeque inside the
- Always ensure there is enough ventilation for your gas
appliances to allow them to burn correctly and make sure you are
not blocking any air vents that provide an air supply to the gas
- Anybody working with gas has to be Gas Safe registered by law.
Report someone working without
registration or call Gas Safe Register on the free phone
number 0800 408 5500.
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