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Gas Safety in the Home

Be Gas Safe at home. Understand the risks of dangerous gas work and only use a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It has replaced CORGI registration.

We take it for granted that our boilers, cookers and gas fires are safe. It is only when there is a problem with an appliance that many people take any notice of it at all.

What are the gas safety risks of dangerous gas work?

Dangerous gas work can be deadly. Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause the following gas safety risks:
  • gas leaks
  • fires
  • explosions
  • carbon monoxide poisoning

Top tips for Gas Safety
  1. Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your gas appliances
  2. Always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card, with their own unique licence number, showing the type of work they are qualified to do. View our short video to understand what you need to check on the card.
  3. Get your appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year, or in accordance with your manufacturer’s guidelines, by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
  4. Your Gas Safe registered engineer will carry out tests and checks to establish your appliances are operating safely. Where an appliance or pipework has been installed in an unsafe way, or is operating unsafely and the engineer can not rectify the situation immediately, they will follow the guidance outlined in the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) to make the installation safe. This is the industry accepted document for guiding engineers on dealing with unsafe situations.
  5. The Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) can be a complex document to understand. Download Gas Safe Register’s factsheet to help you understand the procedure that engineers use to assess the safety of your gas appliance.
  6. Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm. An alarm will alert you to the presence of the poisonous gas carbon monoxide, produced by unsafe gas appliances. Make sure you know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  7. If you think there might be a gas leak or notice any signs of carbon monoxide, act fast and follow the advice for gas emergencies.

If you’re in search of a local and reliable reliable Gas Safe Engineer in Manchester, get in touch with Mark Barr onĀ 0161 335 0515.


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