Care Network supports Gas Safety and we want to remind everyone of the importance of safe gas appliances. 

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly and without warning, as you cannot see it, taste it or smell it. 

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 
  • Look out for friends and relatives: Some people may be unable to arrange their own gas check or may be unaware of what they need to do to keep safe. Help your loved ones by ensuring that they have their appliances checked and serviced regularly.
  • All Care Network gas engineers are Gas Safe registered: You can find or check an engineer at or call 0800 408 5500.
  • Check for warning signs that could indicate your (or others) appliances are not working correctly: Signs may include lazy yellow /orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance, a pilot light that keeps going out and too much condensation in the room.
  • Know the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: Headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm and make sure your friends and relatives have one too: Check they are marked EN50291 and display the British Standards’ Kitemark.

Care Network's Gas Engineers are all gas safe registered. People living in Blackburn with Darwen who are eligible to use our Safe Trader Scheme can contact us to arrange for a gas plumber to service your appliances.

For any other gas safety advice and to find or check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at Alternatively call their free helpline on 0800 408 5500.

While you're here - if your energy bills are too high or you can't pay for your fuel, contact the Healthy Homes team. Care Networks Healthy Homes team can offer support for anyone struggling to pay for gas and electricity. Whether it's a tariff, aiming to save you money on your bills or looking at other support available, the team are here to make sure you keep your home safe, warm and hazard free. For more information on Healthy Homes service click here 

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