The Dispute Resolution Ombudsman, which incorporates The Furniture Ombudsman, is pleased to announce plans to work in partnership with the Gas Safe Register to promote gas safety messages to businesses and consumers.
The Ombudsman covers the retail, furniture and home improvement sectors and through its work is in contact with thousands of consumers and businesses each year. Gas safety messages will immediately begin to be incorporated into its consumer and industry advice with further communication initiatives planned for the future.
Kevin Grix, Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman for the Dispute Resolution Ombudsman:
“As a provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), we are in touch with consumers and businesses, including the biggest retailers in the home improvement sector, on a daily basis. This puts us in a strong position to be able to communicate messages to a wide range of people. Raising awareness of gas safety is of critical importance and could save lives, so we are pleased to be part of the campaign to encourage people to only use Gas Safe registered engineers. We hope to promote this message extensively in the lead up to the winter months when many people are carrying out changes to their homes and improvements to their heating systems.”
Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive of Gas Safe Register, added:
“We are delighted to be working alongside the Dispute Resolution Ombudsman. Gas safety messages are vital and we welcome the addition of another trusted voice who can help us raise awareness. Working with the Dispute Resolution Ombudsman provides us with a fantastic opportunity to widen our audience and prevent accidents and injuries through unsafe gas appliances.”
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register, which replaced CORGI.
Kevin Grix added
“It’s important that consumers only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your appliances and they should always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.”
For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.
For more information about Dispute Resolution Ombudsman and The Furniture Ombudsman visit www.DisputeResolutiOnombudsman.org or call 0845 653 2064.