Gas Safety Week 2020
supported by Somerset Gas
Each year, Gas Safety Week see's organisations from across the UK coming together to promote awareness and understanding of the dangers of gas appliances and heating systems, which if not maintained correctly, can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
To help support Gas Safety Week and all year round, we are raising awareness, by providing a platform to tell your stories, provide tips, the warnings signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and much much more.
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The latest facts about Gas Safety
1 in 11
Cookers inspected by Gas Safe Register are unsafe.
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Gas fires inspected by Gas Safe Register are unsafe.
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Boilers inspected by Gas Safe Register are unsafe.
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Homes inspected by Gas Safe Register, in the South West has unsafe gas appliances
Knowing the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning could save your live.
Jo Brooks was experiencing symptoms for several months before realising her family was suffering from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, putting their illness down to a virus that wouldn’t go away.
When they finally got a gas safety check, they found that a loose flue was leaking CO back into their home.
“Every morning I'd stagger to work and feel like I was hungover even when I hadn't had anything to drink. I put it down to a nasty virus. After the gas safety check, we got a brand new central heating system, more CO alarms around the house and we now make sure we set a reminder for our annual gas safety check by a registered engineer."
“I know we are incredibly lucky and that it could have been a lot worse for us. I urge all families to make sure they know the symptoms of CO poisoning and make sure they get an annual gas safety check by a Gas Safe registered engineer as part of their routine to keep their family safe.”