CEDA is adding its voice to support for Gas Safety Week, which kicks-off today.
The week, which aims to raise awareness among householders about the need to understand gas safety, is organised by Gas Safe Register, an official list of registered engineers.
“Gas Safety Week gives us the opportunity to put gas safety at the top of everyone’s priority list. Making sure your gas appliances are safe to use could save your life. Alongside Gas Safe Register we want people to understand the real risks gas poses and help people to take care and be gas safe,” said Peter Kay, CEDA director of technical support.
Although the awareness week focuses on household appliances, CEDA endorses the advice that qualified engineers are vital to ensure safety.
Paul Johnston, chief executive at Gas Safe Register, provides a list of best practices that apply to domestic and commercial kitchens:
- Only use a 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.