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Autor: | Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2012 | Kommentare

Every day in the UK, the effects of poorly carried-out gas work are felt. According to a report commissioned by the Gas Safe Charity:

“Approximately 20 million homes in the UK are supplied with gas, so the potential for CO poisoning due to poorly maintained or otherwise malfunctioning appliances is considerable.”

From faulty radiators  to improper boiler installation, illegal gas work is not just dangerous, it can be deadly.

What can you do to avoid becoming a victim? If you are having gas work carried out in your home, always check the Gas Safe Register card of the gas engineer before allowing work to commence.  Remember that not every registration is equal – check to make certain that the engineer is qualified for your particular job. You can find advice on how to read the ID card correctly here.

The Gas Safe Charity is currently campaigning to raise awareness and help people reduce their risk of CO poisoning. Find out more here.

If you are a gas engineer, you can find more information about becoming Gas-Safe registered here.

It’s also important to note that CORGI is no longer the UK standard. To legally work on gas appliances and installations, you must be Gas-Safe registered.

Finally, RoSPA and the Gas Safe Charity have joined forces in a “Be Gas Safe” campaign and are looking for potential partnerships. Click here to find out more.

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