Gas Safety week is an annual awareness week that aims to provide gas safety advice to all gas users. Taking place in September (18th – 24th September 2017), the event is planned to coincide with the traditional start of the heating season, with the aim of ensuring all homeowners and landlords are aware of the importance (and legal obligations) of having their gas appliances checked annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
The first event in 2011 had a mere 922 registered supporters, the campaign has gained more support each year since and reached 6,859 supporters in 2016. Building on the awareness raised in previous years, the aim is to increase safety for homeowners and tenants by ensuring all are aware of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
As well as ensuring gas appliances are checked annually, Gas Safe week highlights the importance of Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms to ensure gas appliance users have a level of protection between annual checks. Until recently CO alarms were not mandatory for new gas installations so thousands of homes do not have one installed.
As a registered Gas Safe company, Barclay Erskine Ltd have always supported Gas Safety week. If you need an annual check, CO detector, or any other help and advice about a gas appliance in your home, please contact us on 0141 647 6316 or by email