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Gas Safety Week 2023

OHS has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week 2023 (11 – 17 September) and will be raising awareness about the importance of gas safety as well as celebrating the amazing work our gas engineers carry out day to day across the Country. We’ll be promoting all things gas, it’s safety, uses, and what to do in an emergency. Keep up to date by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

 

Gas Safety Week is here to remind the public how to keep themselves gas safe, and organisations across the nation are working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. It will also focus on celebrating the breadth and diversity of gas engineers and the essential role they play in keeping the nation gas safe. As well as reminding the public, about gas safety and tips to ensure they stay safe, including not attempting DIY on gas appliances and being aware of the warning signs of unsafe appliances. Our gas engineers here at OHS are some of the best in the business, highly skilled eith exceptional certifications.

 

If ever you find yourself with a gas issue, no matter how trivial you think it may be, always contact a Gas Safe registered company for advice. It may be something that can be resolved over the phone, or may invovle an engineer visit, regardless, be safe… BE GAS SAFE. At OHS, our gas engineers operate 24-7 so you will always be comfortable knowing you have support whenever and wherever needed by calling 0117 957 5557.

 

How to keep you and your family safe. 

  • Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Look out for warning signs your appliance may be unsafe, such as a lazy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame, error messages or unexpected noises from your boiler or dark and sooty stains around your gas appliance.
  • Make sure you leave vents unblocked as these are there to help your appliance work safely and efficiently.
  • 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.
  • Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
  • If you’re having your annual safety check, only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to carry it out.
  • Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.

 

What is the Gas Safe register?

It’s the registration body appointed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to manage the register of qualified gas engineers in the UK, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey. It is a legal requirement for anyone carrying out domestic and commercial gas work to be registered and comply with the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998. The register of more than 130,000 gas engineers held by Gas Safe Register aims to protect people from unsafe gas work. Gas Safe Register assesses the competence of engineers by inspecting the gas work they have carried out to make sure they are safe to work on gas.  Gas Safe Register is focused on gas safety and campaigns to raise awareness of gas safety risks associated with using illegal gas workers.

Gas Safe Register deals with all aspects of the downstream gas industry covered by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. It covers both piped natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Find out more at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk 

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