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Find out what's going on across the gas industry

You can get news on the latest industry activities below - and access our archive on the right for stories from the last few years.

The Katie Haines Memorial Trust

KHMT have developed a powerful new video to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning. The effective use of graphics cleverly pulls together information about a range of fuels that could pose a risk of CO poisoning. It provides practical advice about how to stay safe from this poisonous gas that you can’t see or smell, by reminding people that they should have appliances fitted and maintained by a registered professional.

You can find out more about KMHT by visiting their website.

BSI's Gas Appliance Regulation Seminar

The EU Gas Appliances Directive is being superseded by the Gas Appliance Regulation. This change in legislation sets out a number of new technical requirements for gas appliance and fitting manufacturers, along with new rules for all economic operators dealing with such products, including importers and “own brand” distributors and retailers.

Although the change won’t happen until April 2018, companies need to be aware there is no transition period, so businesses need to be ready before that date to ensure they are able to supply the market with products that comply with the new Regulations.

Make sure your business is ready for the change. Attending this BSI seminar will help you understand the changes and give you an opportunity to ask any questions to our panel of industry experts. After the seminar you will also be able to book a session with a BSI expert to discuss your individual business requirements in relation to the coming changes.

You can visit BSI's events page to find out more.

Let's Make It Safe

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has worked with Gas Safe to update its' Let’s Make It Safe guide for tenants and landlords.

Due to different health and safety obligations across the UK that are required when letting a property, ARLA has produced country specific guides for its members to use in their day-to-day work.

The guides for England, Scotland and Wales can be ordered by ARLA members from the online store. A guide for Northern Ireland will also be available soon. They explain what landlords and tenants must consider in order to keep their property safe and free from health hazards.

ARLA is the UK’s foremost professional body for letting agents and represents over 8,000 members from more than 2,500 companies in over 7,500 branches.

We are very pleased to collaborate with Gas Safe Register on this important topic. The guides help us to support our members and ensure that they fulfil their legal obligations while providing an efficient and professional service.

CO-Gas Safety competition

Calling all primary school teachers!

CO-Gas Safety is running a competition in primary schools to help raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning. Entry is free plus great cash prizes!

There are two competition age groups. Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11).

The competition asks students to raise awareness by producing an informative and accurate warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and/or fumes and/or how to avoid them.

Entries will be accepted in ANY media (e.g. film, poem, poster, short story, model). The only limit is your imagination so get creative!

Entries should reach ENA COschoolcompetition@energynetworks.org by no later than midnight on May 31st 2016.

Find out more information and how to enter.

Npower new tariff pushes the gas safety message

Npower have launched a new energy tariff which offers a gas appliance safety inspection by a Gas Safe registered engineer and a free carbon monoxide alarm as part of the plan.

More information here.

National Landlords Association (NLA)

The NLA works directly with 40,000 landlords across the UK and promoting the gas safety message is the perfect way of reminding all landlords of the importance of arranging a check of their gas appliances and to only ever use Gas Safe registered engineers. The message is clear and effective and with support from the NLA, we can remind landlords that they are required by law to have their gas appliances and flues checked every 12 months and to ‘Stay Gas Safe'.

Find out more about all the good work the NLA does.