We’re proud to support Gas Safety Week 2017

Posted on the 18th September 2017

If left unchecked, gas appliances in poor condition can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. In the last year alone, 343 people were injured and 10 people died as a result of gas related incidents.

By law, gas appliances in Paradigm properties must be checked at least once a year to ensure they are working properly. However, we need your help to keep you safe;

  • Please make sure that you are available and at home for the gas safety check appointment. Contact us as soon as possible if you need to rearrange.
  • All tenant owned gas appliances, such as cookers and fires, should be clean and have been checked or serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to confirm that they are in good working order. It is not Paradigm’s responsibility to check tenant owned appliances but these will be visually checked at the time of the annual gas service.
  • The area around the gas meter must be kept clear and accessible. This is important as this is your main isolation point for turning off the gas in an emergency.

If you notice any of the following warning signs, you should contact us to get your appliance serviced right away:

  • The gas appliance is not working properly
  • The appliance is burning with a lazy yellow flame rather than a crisp blue one
  • Black marks/ stains are evident around the gas appliance
  • The pilot light keeps going out
  • There is increased condensation in the room.

All our gas engineers are Gas Safe registered and carry a Gas Safety card with their own unique license number, which shows the type of gas work they are qualified to do. You can ask to see this when the gas engineer calls to repair or service your gas appliances.

For more information about Gas Safety, visit: www.gassaferegister.co.uk.

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