Being aware of gas safety is of year-round importance but is not always the top priority of householders and businesses. For this reason, the Gas Safe Register created Gas Safety Week, which is now in its seventh year. It’s the ideal time to raise your own awareness as well as that of others.
Gas Safety Week is designed to provide a platform for the gas industry, related organisations and individuals to come together, focusing attention and communication about gas safety. It seeks to generate a higher level of media interest and interaction, with the ultimate aim of fostering awareness and action amongst the general public.
Gas Safety Week by Numbers
More than 1000 people every year suffer from the poisonous effects of carbon monoxide poisoning
Gas Safety Week 2017 runs from 18th-24th September
6859 companies and organisations supported Gas Safety Week last year; this figure increased to 7737 this year
Gas Safety Week 2017 was officially launched at the Houses of Parliament and more than 60 people representing various organisations across the industry were in attendance
Research commissioned by British Gas showed that 21% of small to medium business owners were not aware that failing to have an annual gas safety check invalidated their insurance
Lord Sugar, of ‘The Apprentice’ fame, tweeted the gas safety message to his 5.24 million followers
The Gas Safety Week website offers lots of ways to get involved and help spread the message. You can find out how safe your area is by simply entering your postcode and join the buzz on twitter by using #GSW17.
The three top tips given by Gas Safety Week are:
- Check your gas appliances every year
- Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered
- Check your engineer’s Gas Safe ID Card
CO Home Safety are proud to support Gas Safety Week 2017 and urge you to visit the website and get involved however you can. It’s also the perfect time to protect yourself by purchasing one of our carefully-chosen CO detectors: don’t forget our Test-It Tuesday promotion, which offers you a 10% discount on a different detector each Tuesday!