An annual gas appliance check by a Gas Safe registered engineer is crucial to protect against potential dangers such as fires, leaks, explosions, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
It is vital for individuals to have their gas appliances checked annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer. By doing so, people can have peace of mind knowing that their appliances are functioning safely and efficiently, which is also good news for energy bills and for the environment too.
Stay Gas Safe at Home:
- Sign up for a free annual gas safety check reminder service at www.staygassafe.co.uk. Stay proactive and make sure you never miss an important safety check.
- Stay vigilant and be aware of warning signs that may indicate an unsafe gas appliance. Look out for a lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame, soot or staining around the appliance, and excessive condensation in the room.
- Educate yourself about the symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO gas is known as the "silent killer" because it lacks smell, taste, and colour. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, and loss of consciousness, which can easily be mistaken for other ailments.
- Always request to see the engineer's Gas Safe ID card and make sure it is valid and relevant to the appliance being checked or fitted. Verify their qualifications to guarantee their competence.