Housing association supporting gas safety drive

9 September 2019 - Latest news

believe housing has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week to raise awareness about the importance of gas safety.

The ninth annual Gas Safety Week, which takes place between Monday, 16 and Sunday, 22 September, sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Each year the 36-strong believe housing team carry out around 10,000 repairs to gas appliances, alongside 18,000 services and safety checks.

More than 80% of tenants ensure that access to their home is provided on their first booked appointment.

Gas Team Leader at believe housing, Andrew Graham, said: “The annual gas safety check we carry out is vital and required by law as your landlord. We understand that everyone has busy lifestyles; but ensuring we can access your home at the booked time is really important and will provide you with peace of mind that your gas appliances are working safely and efficiently. We offer both evening and weekend appointments if required.

“To enable our engineers to provide the most efficient service to all our tenants, please let us know as soon as possible, if for any reason you can’t attend your booked appointment.”
Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week to help spread important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. It’s so vital that we let people to know not to cut corners with gas and always use a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to work on gas appliances at their home to stay gas safe.”

Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week to help spread important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. It’s so vital that we let people to know not to cut corners with gas and always use a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to work on gas appliances at their home to stay gas safe.”

To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:

  • Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
  • If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
  • Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified believe housing Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
  • Don’t cut corners – only allow a believe housing Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out work in your home.
  • Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.

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