Smith & Byford: Keeping Your Home Gas Safe
Smith & Byford pledge their support for Gas Safety Week 16th-22nd September 2019
The ninth annual Gas Safety Week 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 (CO) poisoning.
This year, Gas Safety Week is addressing a range of gas safety matters with a focus on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable. This includes advice about how to keep vulnerable loved ones gas safe, and raising awareness of using a registered engineer, to ensure consumers don’t become vulnerable to illegal gas work though lack of awareness.
Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week this year to help spread important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. It’s so vital that we help people to know not to cut corners with gas and always ask a suitably qualiﬁ ed 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 CO 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 quali ed Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or ﬁre in a safe way.
• Don’t cut corners – only employ a suitably qualiﬁ ed Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out 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.
It’s illegal for anyone who is not GasSafe registered to work on gas appliances. Stay safe, don’t take any risks and trust Smith & Byford, your local GasSafe experts with over 50 years’ experience.
All Smith & Byford engineers are fully qualiﬁ ed and can provide you with the best advice to maintain your existing gas central heating installation. Their team can also advise you on bringing your installation up to date with a new ‘A’ rated boiler and updated controls to keep the cost of heating your home down
Smith & Byford will be holding an open morning at their showroom in 36 The Broadway, Cheam Village, on Thursday 19th September to highlight the importance of gas safety. Special oﬀ ers will be available throughout the day, why not pop in?