We are pleased to announce that we are supporting Gas Safety Week, taking place 10th – 16th September 2012.
During this week we are calling upon our customers, past, present and future to take care and be gas safe. To mark the week Harmony Business will be sharing our top tips on how to be Gas safe.
Gas Safety Week is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas appliances. Gas Safety Week aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is a national campaign with events, advertising and PR taking place across the country to help keep the nation Gas Safe.
Here at Harmony Business, we believe that Gas Safety Week gives us the perfect opportunity to put gas safety at the top of everyone’s priority list. Making sure gas appliances are safe to use could save lives, so we work very closely alongside our customers and suppliers to ensure safety is the primary concern. By working alongside Gas Safe Register we aim to educate people on the real risks unsafe gas work poses and help people to stay gas safe.
Last year alone 18 people died and a further 399 were hospitalised because of preventable gas related incidents. So by following the below top tips, you can make sure you are not risking the safety of your business, customers and staff.
- Make sure only a Gas Safe registered engineer works on their gas appliances. Illegal gas fitters can put their life at risk
- Always check the engineer's Gas Safe Register ID card
- Make sure gas appliances have a regular service and a gas safety check every 12 months
- Look out for warning signs that their gas appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room
- Know the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness
- Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm
- Call the gas emergency number on 0800 111 999 if they smell gas
If you need any assistance or advice, please call us on 015395 66680, or ask one of our engineers when they are next at your premises.