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Homebase is raising gas safety awareness

We are delighted to work in partnership with Gas Safe Register to support and promote gas safety messages to both consumers and colleagues. 

Brenda McNamara, Installation Service & Compliance Manager at Homebase explains:“Homebase has supported ‘Gas Safety Week’ every year since it started, and by developing a partnership and working closer with Gas Safe we will help raise awareness of gas safety and promote good practice at other key times of the year”.

From the Gas Safe Register, Abrar Hussain Aziz. Stakeholder Manager said:“We are delighted that Homebase, given its leading position in the Retail sector understand the importance of raising awareness of Gas related issues to their audience and welcome the support they are giving to Gas Safe Register.”


Keep yourself gas safe

Throughout the year it’s important to make sure that your gas appliances, such as a gas fire, cooker and boiler are working safely and correctly. Did you know Gas Safe Register is the only official list of engineers who are legally allowed to do work on gas and the gas appliances in your home? It replaced CORGI. Trust the Triangle; when it comes to having gas work done, only use a Gas Safe registered engineer. 

In the right hands, gas is safe, but badly fitted and poorly maintained appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning.

All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card. Before any gas work is carried out always check the card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing. For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website or call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500. 

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Keep safe in your home with these gas safety tips:

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Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service gas appliances.

Always check your engineer's Gas Safe Register card.

Gas appliances should be regularly serviced and safety checked annually.

If you rent your home, your landlord has to have the gas appliances safety checked and serviced once a year by law. Make sure your landlord provides you with a copy of the Landlord's Gas Safety Record. You can set a free reminder here and we’ll text / email you when your appliances are due their next check. 

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas and cannot be seen or smelt. The six main signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.