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Gas Safety Week 2018

Posted 13 September 2018

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, taking place 17th – 23rd 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. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

Please be assured that Stockport Homes only use gas safety registered engineers and consistently ensure all gas safety certificates are renewed before their expiry date. In order to continue this work we must stress how important it is that we are allowed access to your homes when these checks are due. Please ensure you are always checking for ID when letting people into your home - an engineer carrying out a gas safety check on our behalf should always carry a Gas Safe Card as well as a Stockport Homes ID. 

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.

Tip 1 - Check your Landlord’s Gas Safety Record
By law, Stockport Homes as your landlord must keep gas appliances supplied for you to use in good condition. We will arrange a gas safety check every 12 months and give you a record of the check.

Tip 2 - Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered
Only ever allow gas engineers into your property that have a Stockport Homes ID and Gas Safe Card.

Tip 3 - Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly
For example, lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.

Tip 4 - Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
Headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.


For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.gassaferegister.co.uk

Alternatively, call the Stockport Homes Facilities Management Team who will be more than happy to assist with any gas safe questions or queries on 0161 218 1944. Please also call the team if you need to arrange an appointment for your gas safety check.

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Page last reviewed 15/10/2018