Care Network is proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2019, taking place 16 – 22 September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your 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 StayGasSafe.co.uk 
  • 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 StayGasSafe.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.
  • Check your engineer is qualified for the type of gas work you need doing. E.g natural gas, domestic boiler. You can find this information on the back of their Gas Safe ID card and on the Gas Safe Register website.
  • 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 GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Alternatively call their free helpline on 0800 408 5500.

Gas Safety Week is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas. 

While you're here - are your gas bills too high? Care Networks Healthy Homes team can offer support by checking your tariff, aiming to save you money on your bills. The team can also offer advice and support on many other areas to ensure you keep your home safe, warm and hazard free. For more information click here 

Find out about the Safe Trader Scheme 

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