Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on your gas boiler, gas cooker and gas fire.
Meet Doug, a cartoon Gas Safe registered engineer, who represents the everyday heroes who help keep us gas safe in our homes every day.
Doug features on Gas Safe Register’s new Gas Safety Week literature and is part of the package of messages and material being used by Gas Safe registered engineers and organisations to communicate and promote Gas Safety Week.
During the week over 2,400 supporters will be encouraging the pubic to get their appliances safety checked at least once a year. If left unchecked, poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. In the last year alone, 343 people were injured and 10 people died as a result of gas related incidents. To help you remember when your appliances are due a check, sign up to a free reminder service at www.StayGasSafe.co.uk, and use the interactive gas map to see how many unsafe gas appliances are lurking in your area.
Follow these few simple checks to stay safe:
For more gas safety advice please visit www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk.