Gas Safety Week 2019

Samsian Ltd pledges its support for Gas Safety Week

Samsian Ltd has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (16th-19th September 2019), and will be discounting its rates for boiler servicing during Gas Safety Week & raising awareness of gas safety issues.

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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 whole range of gas safety matters with a focus on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable – from advice about how to keep vulnerable loved ones gas safe, to raising awareness of using a registered engineer who is legally qualified, to ensure consumers don’t become vulnerable to illegal gas work though lack of awareness.

Danny Tickner, Founder & Director at Samsian Ltd said: “It is our job to make sure that people’s gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently. In some instances, people do not know the signs and symptoms of faulty gas appliances and carbon monoxide poisoning. Because of this, we are supporting Gas Safety Week in order to alert the public of the seriousness of unsafe gas appliances and how they can keep themselves and their families safe. Special events being held all over the country during the gas safety week 16th – 19th September 2019 will help raise awareness & ensure we remain a world leader in Gas Safety”

Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “Unsafe gas appliances can be fatal, and not being aware of these dangers can cause you and your family harm. This Gas Safety Week we have the support of Samsian Ltd and by working together we can keep the public informed of gas safety and help reduce the risk of dangerous gas appliances across the UK.”

Top tips on how to stay Gas Safe this Gas Safety Week:

  • 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 qualified 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 qualified 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.

Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. You can find a registered engineer in your area by visiting the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.ukor by calling on 0800 408 5500.

Call Samsian Ltd now on 01732 885882 for more information on Domestic or Commercial Gas Safety in the Kent Area.

Calling all Primary School Teachers and Pupils aged 10-11

CO-Gas Safety poster competition

Calling all Primary School Teachers and Pupils aged 10-11!

Please help raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning!

CO-Gas Safety is an independent registered charity and is running a Schools Poster Competition for a seventh year to highlight the dangers of CO and other dangers from using fuel that burns.

There are four regions, North England, South England, Scotland & Wales with one winner coming from each region. Entry is FREE and prizes are at least £300 for each winning pupil and at least £500 for each winning school!

The winner’s presentation will take place at the House of Lords, January 2015.

Competition closes 31st July 2014

For more information please visit www.co-gassafety.co.uk

Data courtesy of Gas Safe Register November 2013

National Gas Safety Week

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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 with support from the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public.

Twenty one 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.

Did you know?

  • 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 estimate that there are a hard core of 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).

This year sees the third Gas Safety Week taking place, from 16th – 22nd September 2013. With national advertising, media coverage and events throughout the week, gas safety messages reach far and wide right at the start of heating season.

Be part of it and find out how you can get involved in Gas Safety Week.

Find out how you can stay safe at home.

Gas Safety Week 2013

WHAT’S GOING ON DURING GAS SAFETY WEEK?

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 with support from the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public.

Twenty one 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.

Did you know?

  • 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 estimate that there are a hard core of 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).

This year sees the third Gas Safety Week taking place, from 16th – 22nd September 2013. With national advertising, media coverage and events throughout the week, gas safety messages reach far and wide right at the start of heating season.

What is gas safety week 16th – 22nd September?

Gas Safety Week, coordinated by Gas Safe Register, will once again see the gas industry and consumer organisations come together to promote gas safety.

Gas Safety Week 2013
Gas Safety Week 2013

Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, which can be caused by unsafe central heating systems, gas cookers or gas fires. Gas Safety Week which takes place from 16th – 22nd September 2013 aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions as well as carbon monoxide poisoning. Using an illegal gas fitter can put lives at risk, only a Gas Safe registered engineer should carry out gas work.

Follow these tips to keep you and your family SAFE:

  • make sure gas appliances have a regular service and a gas safety check every 12 months
  • install an audible carbon monoxide alarm
  • look out for warning signs that your gas appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room
  • make sure only a Gas Safe registered engineer works on your gas appliances. Illegal gas fitters can put your life at risk. Always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card

Gas Safety Week will see events and national advertising taking place. Find out what’s going on during the week and if there’s an event in your area.

If you would like more information on gas safety or central heating & gas appliance installation or repair in general, call Samsian Ltd 01732 885882.