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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.

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Gas Safety


Autor: | Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2011 | Kommentare

Carrying out gas work without a proper registration is dangerous and illegal. According to the HSE: “…around 20 people die from CO poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed, maintained or that are poorly ventilated.”  The Gas Safe Register was put into place to protect both gas engineers and residents/property owners alike.

If you are a gas engineer in the UK, you must be listed on the Gas Safe Register in order to undertake any gas-related jobs. Find out more about qualifying here.

If you are a property owner, check to see if your tradesman is registered before allowing them to undertake work on your property. You don’t have to take their word for it – all gas engineers are required to carry a Gas Safe Register photo ID.

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