Are you ‘Gas Safe’?

20 September 2018

Are you ‘Gas Safe’?

Gas Safety Week runs from 17 September to 23 September this year with the aim of raising awareness of gas safety in the home and how to avoid hazards such as gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

There are 23 million homes gas-fuelled homes across the UK according to the Gas Safe Register, which co-ordinates the national campaign of Gas Safety Week in conjunction with support from the gas industry as well as retailers, manufacturers and consumer bodies.

“At Henry Adams Lettings we wanted to support the campaign as part of our commitment to our all our landlords and their tenants, all of our staff and our communities,” said Ian Wiggett, managing director of Henry Adams Lettings.

“For landlords, the most important responsibility is to ensure that their property is safe for tenants. That includes making sure gas appliances are well maintained and as this week is Gas Safety Week, it’s a timely reminder of the value of regular gas safety checks on all appliances as well as boilers.

“It’s also important for us to highlight to those of our clients who have instructed us on a full management basis when their regular gas certificates are required.”

The key aspects to help people stay safe include having all gas appliances checked every year, using Gas Safe registered engineers and ensuring good ventilation. Carbon monoxide poisoning affects more than 1,000 people each year and can be fatal so it makes sense to be safe.

“It’s a good idea for everyone, including homeowners, to just take a few minutes to check their carbon monoxide monitors and gas appliances are working correctly and that safety certificates are up to date,” added Ian.

For more details on gas safety requirements for landlords, or any aspect of residential lettings or buy-to-let, contact Henry Adams Lettings at Chichester (01243 537704), Bognor Regis, Midhurst, Petersfield, Storrington or Horsham via lettings@henryadams.co.uk.

More information about Gas Safety Week can be found at https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/.

Please note - if you smell gas, call the gas emergency number on 0800 111 999. 

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