Gas safety is important. The Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It replaced CORGI.
All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card. Before any gas work is carried out always check the card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
There are a number of simple steps in a Gas Safety Checklist that may be taken by domestic gas appliance users to protect against these dangers.
There are a number of simple steps in a gas safety checklist that may be taken by domestic gas appliance users to protect against these dangers:
Only use a Gas Safe Registered engineer to fit, fix or service your appliances
Get your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year
Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm
Check for warning signs such as lazy yellow flames or black marks or stains around the appliance
Know the six main signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness