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iKBBI & CAPITA join forces to raise gas safety awareness

The Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installers (iKBBI) and Capita who operate the Gas Safe Registration scheme are pleased to announce a strategic partnership has been agreed between the two organisations to promote gas safety awareness to consumers, installers and the wider KBB sector.

Commenting on this initiative, Damian Walters, iKBBI CEO, said:

Its vital KBB installers are aware of their legal obligations when gas is concerned. As an institute, we have an obligation to educate our members as well as those customers they serve on the important subject of gas safety in the home. This initiative will undoubtedly support good practice in a situation where lives and individuals well-being could be put at risk as badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. 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”.

Representing the Gas Safe Register, Abrar Hussain Aziz. Stakeholder Manager, said “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. It replaced CORGI. Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your appliances and always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.

We are delighted that iKBBI given its leading position in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installation sector understand the importance of promoting this good practice, and together our organisations will work hard to promote the message that any work on gas appliances should only be undertaken by Gas Safe registered engineers”.

For more information about iKBBI visit please visit iKBBI.org.uk.