Property Services company, Liberty, is spearheading a series of nationwide events during Gas Safety Week (11th to 17th September 2023).
Merseyside-based Liberty will be working with more than 60 clients nationwide to help share essential gas safety tips with thousands of members of the public.
Working with partners, the business will be holding various pop-up events and distributing advice leaflets throughout the week in order to reach as many residents as possible to share the importance of being gas-safe. They will also be giving out 100 free carbon monoxide alarms, donated by Aico.
Neglected boilers, ovens, gas fires, and other gas appliances can pose significant risks, including gas leaks, fires, explosions, and the silent threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, making Gas Safety Week all the more crucial.
Liberty and partners are sharing top tips on responsible gas appliance upkeep and how to spot signs an appliance is unsafe.
In Wigan, the service delivery team will be sharing gas safety leaflets with tenants as part of their annual boiler service and will be targeting hard to access tenants to ensure their home is safe and remind them of the importance of having a boiler serviced regularly.
Karen Sloan, Managing Director for Heating and Compliance at Liberty, said: “As a leader in the property services sector, Liberty is proud to take a proactive stance in promoting Gas Safety Week.
“We believe in the power of awareness and education to empower individuals to make informed decisions that positively impact their safety and the safety of those around them.
“With over a quarter of a million homes serviced by Liberty, we want to reach as many people as possible so we can all play our part in keeping our homes gas-safe.”
Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive Officer for Gas Safe Register, said: “We’re delighted to see so much support for Gas Safety Week 2023 – now in its thirteenth year. This year we are celebrating the breadth and diversity of gas engineers, their skills, and experiences, which help to keep the nation gas safe all year round. And we’re reminding the public of the importance of always using a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to fix, fit or service gas appliances.”
Top tips are:
- Check for warning signs that could indicate your gas appliances are not working correctly. Signs may include lazy yellow /orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance, a pilot light that keeps going out, or too much condensation in the room
- Be aware of the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse, and loss of consciousness.
- Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm and make sure your friends and relatives have one too.
- Make sure you have your annual safety check. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. If you rent your home make sure your landlord arranges this. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at StayGasSafe.co.uk.
Liberty is a reputable company with more than 50 years’ experience in heating solutions and compliance services. It’s operatives complete safety checks and maintain gas appliances in around a quarter of a million homes nationwide. They currently deliver close to 100% gas safety compliance for clients (99.996% as at July 31).