FLYNN Pledges Support for Gas Safety Week 2015
FLYNN have pledged support for Gas Safety Week (14-20 September 2015), and have joined up with our partners Choice Housing to raise awareness of gas safety issues and to keep the public safe from dangerous gas appliances. All FLYNN engineers are Gas Safe Registered and together with our clients we ensure the standard of work carried out and the safety of occupants.
Choice Housing and Flynn join forces for Gas Safety Week
This fifth annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations across the UK working 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.
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. Anyone working on gas appliances while not being Gas Safe registered, is working illegally. Remember, if you think a gas appliance is faulty turn it off and let your landlord know immediately. Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. If you feel unwell seek medical help immediately.
For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.