gas safety week 2016

LHPS is supporting Gas Safety Week 2016

In support of gas safety week  2016 (19-25 September 2016), local Gas Safe registered engineers from Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions are raising awareness of gas safety issues and urge local residents to support the most vulnerable in society in order to keep them safe.

Gas Safety Week aims to encourage people from the Greater London area to reach out to friends and family, be they elderly parents or a disabled neighbour, to ensure they get their gas appliances – along with their own – safety checked at least once a year. Poorly maintained gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. In the last year, at least 55,200 homes in the UK escaped deadly gas incidents such as these, thanks to engineers switching off dangerous appliances1.

By law, only Gas Safe registered engineers can work on gas appliances. There have been 22 deaths and nearly 1,000 gas-related injuries in the last three years3. An estimated quarter of a million illegal gas jobs are carried out every year by unregistered workers, who do not have the skills or the qualifications to do the job safely. It’s therefore vital you make sure your engineer is registered with the official gas authority, Gas Safe Register.

Dareen Owen who works for Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions said: “We regularly go to people’s homes and find unsafe gas appliances, which either haven’t been serviced in years or have been worked on by illegal fitters. In most cases residents are unaware of the danger they and their family are in. For this reason, we’re pledging our support for Gas Safety Week and doing our bit to raise awareness of gas safety issues among the public and to let residents know what steps they can take to keep themselves safe.”

Jonathan Samuel, managing director for Gas Safe Register, said: “We know from our own investigations that around one in six gas appliances in the UK are unsafe4, meaning far too many people are victims of preventable gas related incidents. It’s great to have the support of Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions this Gas Safety Week. By working together we can raise further awareness of gas safety, to help reduce the number of dangerous gas appliances that could be lurking in people’s homes.”

Reach out to those who need help keeping gas safe at home by following these top tips:

  • Help them to sign up to a free annual gas safety check reminder service at staygassafe.co.uk. You could even sign up on their behalf, so the reminder is sent to you each year
  • Make them aware of the signs that an unsafe gas appliance could cause:
    • A lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame; soot or staining on or around the appliance; excess condensation in the room
    • Carbon monoxide (CO) has no smell, taste or colour. The symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness, which can easily be mistaken for something else
  • Make sure they know to ‘Trust the Triangle’ by asking to see their engineer’s Gas Safe ID card and checking it to make sure the engineer is covered to check or fit the appliance in question.

If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24 hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.

For more information and to find a local engineer in your area visit www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

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-originated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2015, taking place 14th – 20st September.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

  • Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at staygassafe.co.uk.
  • Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.
  • Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card.
  • Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly. 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 six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.

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Supporting Gas Safety Week 2014

Supporting Gas Safety Week 2014

Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions Ltd is proud to support Gas Safety Week 2014, it’s an annual event co-originated by Gas Safe Register to promote awareness of gas safety. The Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

This year’s event runs from the 15th to 21st September, and LHPS Ltd pledge to support and encourage all licensed firms to join in.

Gas Safety Week remind us why gas safety is so important as badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe.

  • Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.
  • Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer atwww.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. 
  • Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card. 
  • Check for warning signs your 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 six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. 
  • Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

Keep an eye out on our various social network page such Facebook, Twitter and Google+, we’re also writing a special blog over on Tumblr. You can get involved by using the hashtag #gassafety and #gassafetyweek

For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website atwww.GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.

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