As we entered the second decade of Gas Safety Week, we focused on the theme 'No Excuses', looking at the excuses people use to put off important items like a gas safety check. We worked with Educating Yorkshire's headteacher Mr Burton to emphasise that there were really no excuses for not having your annual check, and set up an Excuses Booth in a shopping centre to hear the public's best efforts. Find out all about the week and supporters activities.
The COVID-19 pandemic meant 2020's week was a very different one from its predecessors, but no less impactful. This year's theme was community safety. We launched an animated film about a seemingly innocent gas safety mistake with explosive consequences for the local neighbourhood. Read about the week's activities and corresponding results.
In 2019 we introduced the Gas Safety Squad, launched Bad Nana: Better Gas Safe than Sorry - a fun and informative family story by Sophy Henn, and new research highlighted that 92% of people who look after a vulnerable loved one were not aware of all the signs of an unsafe gas appliance.
Following the success of 2017, the focus was around family matters. Children were invited to take part in a design a gas safety badge competition and a fun activity section was included. Research revealed that 68-88% failed to identify potential signs of an unsafe gas appliance.