Don’t use illegal gas fitters, TrustMark and B&ES warn homeowners

Don’t let unregistered engineers work on your gas appliances – the risk is not worth it. This is the warning of the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) and ‘find a tradesman’ initiative TrustMark this Gas Safety Week, with B&ES Chief Executive Roderick Pettigrew noting that OAPs are particularly vulnerable to this type of rogue…

Sproughton man left unconscious after faulty gas service leads to carbon monoxide poisoning

A tenant was left unconscious after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning due to the improper servicing of his gas-fired heater, Ipswich Magistrates Court heard on August 13th. In the hearing, 27-year-old Greg Ranson, from Downing Close, Ipswich, was given an 18-week prison sentence suspended for 17 months and told to pay court costs of £813…

Infographic – Intruder ALERT!

How safe is your home? Many home-owners feel their home is fairly safe, but as you can see from this infographic by Glo-Bell Fire & Security, burglars can get into your home without you even noticing. The graphic as you can see includes a burglary hotspots section, so you can see which areas are most…

Electrical Safety First calls for garden appliance manufacturers to prioritise safety advice

Gardening equipment manufacturers ought to make safety equipment on their products clearer, after research has shown that 300,000 people are injured seriously enough to require hospital treatment while gardening every year. The study, from Electrical Safety First, also found that one-third of gardeners have had some form of electrical accident in the garden, and that…