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1st Gas Engineers Ltd is helping you stay Gas Safe this Gas Safety Week 2018 
 
In support of Gas Safety Week (17-23 September 2018), local Gas Safe registered engineers Jeff and Ian from 1st Gas Engineers Ltd in Northampton are participating in the event to inform the public of gas safety issues and to remind everyone of the importance of having an annual gas safety check by a Gas Safe registered engineer. 
 
This Gas Safety Week we are informing the public of a wide range of gas safety matters throughout the week. This includes what to do if you suspect your gas engineer is an illegal fitter and to advise not to DIY when it comes to gas and leave it to the expert engineers from the Gas Safe Register. 
 
Gas appliances that have not properly been maintained can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ because you can’t see, smell or taste it. Therefore, it is highly important to have your gas appliances checked by an engineer who is on the Gas Safe Register. 
 
Jeff who owns 1st Gas Engineers Ltd said: “It is our job to make sure that people’s gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently. In some instances, people do not know the signs and symptoms of faulty gas appliances and carbon monoxide poisoning. Because of this, we are supporting Gas Safety Week in order to alert the public of the seriousness that is unsafe gas appliances and how they can keep themselves and their families safe.” 
 
Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “Unsafe gas appliances can be fatal, and not being aware of these dangers can cause you and your family harm. This Gas Safety Week we have the support of 1st Gas Engineers Ltd and by working together we can keep the public informed of gas safety and help reduce the risk of dangerous gas appliances across the UK.” 
 
 
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Never DIY With Gas 
 
Mistakes are expensive and could cost you your life. 
 
According to Gas Safe a shocking 1 in 3 people would consider doing gas work themselves to save money! If appliances are badly fitted they could cause explosions, fires, gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. It is important to use a Gas Safe Registered engineer at all times when it involves gas! 

 6 Top Tips 

1. Don't delay your boiler service 
Potential breakdowns can often be spotted during an annual gas safety check and could prevent your boiler from breaking down. Doing this annually will also ensure your family's safety. 
 
2. Use a Gas Safe registered business or engineer 
The Gas Safe Register is there to protect the public from unsafe gas work. It makes sure the engineer is qualified, check the engineers ID card on arrival. The back of the card should list the engineers areas of competence such as Gas Boiler, Gas Fire etc. 
 
3. Seek advice from a reputable source 
If you are unsure of anything request a visit from an engineer to show you how to top up pressure bleed radiators etc. 
 
4. Install a carbon monoxide alarm 
You cannot see it, taste it or smell it- therefore without an alarm you put yourself at risk of becoming a victim of 'the silent killer' 
 
5. Know the symptoms 
Headaches, nausea, sickness, dizziness, tiredness, confusion, stomach pain breathlessness and difficulty breathing are all signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. 
 
6. If you do have an unexpected breakdown 
Call us on 01604 670549 , as a local company we are often able to respond quicker in emergency situations. 

How to check a Gas Safe Registered Engineer's ID Card 

Check the front and back of their card, if they do not show you their card when they turn up do not be afraid to ask to see it. 
 
Check the front of the card for: 
The photo 
The start date and expiry date 
The license number 
The security hologram 
The engineer is from the business you employed 
 
Check the back of the card for: 
Whether the engineer is qualified to do the gas work you want done e.g. cooker, boiler 
The qualifications are up to date. 
 
You can also check with the Gas Safe Register by calling 0800 408 55 00, or you can check on-line or by texting Gas and then the engineer license number to 85080 - your provider may charge a standard network charge to use this service. 
 
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Unsafe gas appliances are putting peoples lives at risk 
 
By working together we can raise further awareness of gas safety, to help reduce the number of dangerous appliances that could be lurking in people's homes. 
 
Know the signs of unsafe gas appliances: 
 
Lazy yellow flame instead of crisp blue flame 
Soot or staining on or around appliance 
Excess condensation in the room 
 
Know the symptoms of CO poisoning, 
the 'Silent Killer' has no taste, smell or colour: 
 
Headaches 
Dizziness 
Nausea 
Breathlessness 
Collapse loss of consciousness, which can easily be mistaken for something else 
The benefits of taking care of your boiler 
 
Regular checks on your boiler can have a significant impact on the performance of the boiler. With warranties on many of the boilers, the importance of an annual service is now greatly increased. Not only does it give added assurance of safety and reliability but it also helps to reduce costs, as periodic part replacement takes place rather than the cost of break-downs. In addition to this it can also lower the homeowners energy bills. 
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