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It’s more than likely you have at least one gas appliance in your home. It could be a fire, boiler or oven, but more often than not it’s an appliance that you probably use every single day. However, can you tell if your gas appliance is in fact deadly?
A recent survey by the Gas Safe Register, the UK’s gas safety authority, revealed nine out of ten UK gas consumers were unable to identify a deadly gas appliance. Considering gas appliances are part of every day life this is a worryingly high statistic.
A dangerous gas appliance can lead to a fire, explosion, gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning. This survey really does highlight the importance of ensuring a Gas Safe registered engineer checks your gas appliances. Even if your gas appliance has only been fitted recently that doesn’t mean something can’t go wrong with it.
Under the Gas Safety (Installations and Use) Regulations 1998, landlords have a legal requirement to ensure gas appliances are checked every 12 months. This is to ensure tenants are kept safe and to check gas appliances are working correctly. But this yearly check is just as important for homeowners. Booking an annual gas safety check really can save lives because, like most people across the UK, it’s unlikely you could spot a deadly gas appliance.
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