GreenSquare has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (14-20 September 2015), to help raise awareness of gas safety issues and to keep the public safe from dangerous gas appliances.
This fifth annual Gas Safety Week aims together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. In the last year, at least 68,000 homes in the UK escaped deadly gas incidents such as these, by engineers switching off dangerous appliances. Nearly one in two of these incidents were caused because a gas appliance had not been regularly serviced and had been left in a poor state.
Chris Brobin, GreenSquare’s Group Heating Manager, said: “With 20 deaths and 1,000 gas-related injuries in the last three years, it’s vital that people make sure their gas appliances are safety checked every year by a registered engineer.
“GreenSquare has its own gas heating maintenance team, which is Gas Safe registered. The team provides a flexible service in-house – making sure all of our residents are warm, safe and happy in their homes.”
Jonathan Samuel, managing director for Gas Safe Register, said: “We know from our own investigations that one in six gas appliances in the UK are unsafe, meaning far too many people are victims of preventable gas-related incidents. It’s great to have the support of GreenSquare this Gas Safety Week so that we can work together to raise public awareness of gas safety and reduce the number of dangerous gas appliances lurking in the homes of the UK’s 23 million gas consumers.”
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