WHAT IS GAS SAFETY WEEK?
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week that aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.
Now looking forward to its fifth year in 2015, it is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public. Have you pledged your support yet?
Twenty three million households in United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey use gas for heating, hot water and cooking, yet we take it for granted that our boilers, cookers and gas fires are safe. 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.
Gas Safe Register estimates that there are around 7,500 illegal gas fitters operating across the UK and up to 250,000 illegal gas jobs may be carried out each year (Gas Safe Register Research 2009).
Although there is awareness that gas appliances need to be safety checked annually, 43% of Britons don’t do it, and 10% have gas appliances which have never been checked (Gas Safety Week Research 2011).
KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE
Gas Safety Week is a national safety campaign to raise awareness of gas safety in the UK’s 23 million gas fuelled homes. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public.
Why get involved?
Be part of a national safety campaign, joining thousands of organisations across the UK to help people stay safe as well as raising the profile of your organisation. Here are some of the reasons that businesses take part:
Corporate social responsibility – help to protect your customers and save lives.
September is the start of the heating season, many people will be turning on their boilers.
Gas Safety Week is a national campaign with extensive national and regional media coverage – the campaign reached over 147 million people in 2014.
4,321 organisations supported Gas Safety Week 2014 – don’t miss out to your competitors.
Improve your brand awareness – all supporters appear on the website.
Pledge Your Support
Pledge your support here, and we will keep you up to date on how you can be part of this nationwide safety campaign.
More information on GAS SAFETY WEEK 2015 can be found here.